Rasmussen College Created a Useful Tool For HR Pros and Students


The Career Center over at Rasmussen has created a tool that’s being welcomed by students and HR pros alike. The tool is titled, What Career Should I Choose? and it allows searchers to to find out which careers within their field are the most promising and lucrative. The chart graph, shows jobs as dots, which are color coded by salary and growth rates.

The data is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2013 Occupational Employment Statistics (salary data) and Occupational Outlook Handbook (career information and outlook.) If you’re still looking for the perfect career, or are an HR pro trying to help someone find one, What Career Should I Choose? is a great resource for easy to access info about careers in your desired field.

The data displayed on this graph is easy to read and user friendly, with a great zoom function. The X axis is the complete amount of people employed in the US in 2011, and ranged from zero, to 2.5 million. The Y axis is the average annual salary in 2011, ranging up to two-hundred thousand dollars.  Users can choose one, or more categories for their job search. With categories from Architecture and Engineering, to Transportation and Material Moving, there’s undoubtedly a choice that will resonate with you.

Once you’ve chosen your categories, you’ll see a series of dots along the graph, in an array of light blue, yellow, orange, and red. Light blue represents declining careers, yellow up to ten percent growth, orange ten to thirty percent growth, and red above thirty percent growth. Perhaps the best features of What Career Should I Choose? is the hover over graphic function. You can mosey on over to these dots and get a quick glance of data regarding each career listed.

This tool is very useful to HR pros. Learning about industry standard wages and growth, in any number of industries provides a quick and easy reference for any number of data queries. It’s also incredibly apt at doing what it’s designed to do, which is aid students and others who are looking for a career. If you have a general idea of some categories you’d like to work in, you can easily see which careers within those categories are the best bet. With red dots being red hot in job growth! So check out this great resource for HR pros and students. It’s never been easier to see which fields are prosperous, and thus, a wise investment.

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