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High School Students’ Views on Who Influences Their Thinking about Education and Careers

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018088.pdf

Uses a 2009 survey to determine the relative importance of school officials in helping students decide on future education and career fields. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

From Premed to Physician: Pursuing a Medical Career

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/pdf/premed.pdf

Provides information for those considering a medical career.  Includes sections on undergraduate preparation, medical school, residency and licensure, working as a doctor, and other medical careers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Occupational Requirements in the United States, 2017

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ors_11292017.pdf

Provides brief summary of information about the physical demands, environmental conditions, education and training, and mental requirements for jobs within the U.S. economy.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Women in STEM: 2017 Update

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

http://www.esa.gov/sites/default/files/women-in-stem-2017-update.pdf

Reports on the lagging participation of female workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.  Finds that women filled 47% of all U.S. jobs in 2015 but only 24% of STEM jobs.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Projections of Occupational Employment, 2016-26

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/pdf/occupational-projections-charts.pdf

Offers projections for more than 800 occupations over the next decade.  Also shows education, experience, and training needed to enter occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Prevalence of Certifications and Licenses Among the College-Educated Population in the United States

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17312/nsf17312.pdf

Describes certification and licensure prevalence and examines the effect of these credentials on employment. Reports that 39% of the college-educated population in the U.S. in February 2015 held a currently-active certificate or license.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Education Department Releases New Graduate Earnings Data for Career College Programs

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-releases-new-graduate-earnings-data-career-college-programs

Press release with links to spreadsheet of statistics.  Shows typical earnings of graduates of thousands of career training programs offered in the U.S.  Finds that graduates  of programs at public colleges and universities fare better than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit institutions.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Employment Status of Postsecondary Completers in 2009: Examination of Credential Level and Occupational Credentials

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016107.pdf

Examines the rates of employment of students who do and do not earn a postsecondary credential.  Also looks at the percent of students who get a job related to their field of study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

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