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Choose Your Own Career Paths

Shifting from one occupation to another can take a swing in the career path. Given your current job, what paths could you take? Here are some constructed possibilities. Read More

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Looking to Shift Your Career Path? Here’s Where People with Your Job Went

Some people stay within the same field, and others shift gears to something completely different. See how your job compares. Read More

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Who Earns More Income in American Households?

A look at the shift in male-female partner households since 1970. Read More

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Stack Overflow salary calculator for developers

Stack Overflow used data from their developer survey to build a prediction model for salary, based on role, location, education, experience, and skills. The result was a salary calculator that you can use to gauge how much you should be making. In this salary calculator, we report a predicted salary for the location, education, experience, and other information you enter. We also report a 50% prediction interval. The specific statistical...

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Most Female and Male Occupations, Since 1950

The shifting majorities of the sexes in the workplace. Read More

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Occupation Matchmaker

This is who marries who, based on what one does for a living. Read More

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Calculating the opposite of your job

Here’s a fun calculation from The Upshot. The Labor Department keeps detailed and at times delightfully odd records on the skills and tasks required for each job. Some of them are physical: trunk strength, speed of limb movement, the ability to stay upright. Others are more knowledge-based: economics and accounting, physics, programming. Together, they capture the essence of what makes a job distinctive. We’ve used these records to determine what...

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Challenges of visualization in industry

The most recent Data Stories episode with Elijah Meeks is worth a listen if you visualize data at work, want to visualize data for work, wish your work would value your visualization more, or all of the above. Tags: Elijah Meeks, work

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How many tables restaurant servers have to wait on to earn minimum wage

In most states, there is minimum wage and there is tipping minimum wage. For those who earn the latter, most of their income comes from tips. This is fine in nicer restaurants where tips can be substantial, but in places that depend on high turnover and low prices, restaurant servers need to work more tables per hour to earn the equivalent of minimum wage. Kathryn Casteel and Charlie Smart for...

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Work Counts

Looking at educational attainment, income, work hours, and commute, this is who has the same work life as you do. Read More

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