Need Help Choosing A Career? Data to the Rescue

Need Help Choosing A Career?

Not sure which career to choose? Sometimes numbers can help. Now you can play around with this fun and interactive infographic from Rasmussen College that uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor and their  Occupational Employment Statistics (salary data) and Occupational Outlook Handbook (career information and outlook) released in April, 2013.

Want to know which companies are hiring for these careers? Scroll down or click here

Here’s a screenshot of the infographic:

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In terms of earning potential, doctors and medical professionals are still at the top – but if you filter the data with the category of Computer and Mathematical Occupations you get to see some pretty fun stuff:

Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Computer and Information Research Scientists 

Median Salary $101,080
Projected expected growth by 2020 for this occupation:  18.7%

Workers in this field conduct research on fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. They find solutions to computer hardware and software issues, and work with management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs.

Software Developers, Systems Software 

Median Salary: $96,600
Projected expected growth by 2020 for this occupation: 32.4%

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They develop many different applications and underlying systems control networks. They also modify existing software to correct errors and adapt new hardware to improve performance.

Software Developers, Applications

Median Salary: $89,280
Projected expected growth by 2020 for this occupation: 27.6%

Working with the latest technology software, developers develop, create, and modify general computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs. They design or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency.

Which Companies Are Hiring For These Careers?

Here are some of the companies on Readyforce that are looking to connect with students interested in these types of  careers.


 

Click on their logo to connect with them today or click HERE to explore the full list!

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