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Visualize it: Wages and projected openings by occupation

When making career decisions, you may find visual presentations of data useful for comparing occupations. The following charts from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) can help you to assess, at a glance, the pay and projected openings for hundreds of occupations.

With the scatter charts that follow, you can compare occupations by median annual wages in 2018 and openings projected each year, on average, from 2018 to 2028. The farther to the right a data point is in a chart, the more openings an occupation is projected to have. The higher a data point is, the greater an occupation’s wage. A line in each chart shows the 2018 median annual wage for all workers ($38,640).

Nearly all occupations in the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) are represented in six charts. The charts combine multiple OOH occupation groups with titles adapted as follows:

See More: https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2019/article/wages-and-openings.htm


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