Government payrolls started to shrink in 2009. The declines picked up steam in 2010 and have continued through the first half of 2013. But public colleges and universities are one government arena that’s seeing consistent growth. This especially the case in Georgia and other Southern states.
Students, counselors, faculty, and community partners at Maryland’s Montgomery College have embraced Career Coach. This is largely because the tool has helped illuminate the connections between the college’s programs and local careers. But that’s not the only reason.
One of key arguments that there is indeed a STEM worker shortage — and there’s compelling evidence both ways — is the immense number of STEM graduates who are foreign born. We explore the numbers and dig into the debate.
There’s clear evidence that degree level matters when it comes to lifetime earnings. But another critical element is the actual job that a person chooses. We explore well-paying jobs that (often) take an associate’s degree to land.
In her new book, An Illustrated Guide to Income in the United States, Catherine Mulbrandon illuminates the world of economic data in fascinating detail. And we’re proud to see that EMSI data is the backbone of some of the book’s most interesting charts.
In a recent article, Harvard Business Review showed just how vital a career narrative is. A big part of the career narrative is understanding what career to target — and EMSI’s Career Coach helps jobseekers figure that out.
We looked at educational attainment data for the 100 most populous metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. – from New York City to Modesto, Calif. – to see which metros have the largest percentage of a some college-educated adults, and which have the smallest percentage.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory made waves when he said he wants to encourage the funding of four-year programs that align with the job market — not those, like gender studies, that do little to help a graduate’s employment prospects. We look at completion trends for the U.S. and North Carolina.
The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., mentioned EMSI as a leading source of labor market data in a recent report aimed at US community colleges.
EMSI just made some significant updates and improvements to Career Coach, a tool that helps colleges communicate with students and potential students about careers and the local labor market. The new features are largely related to letting our clients further customize Career Coach to better aid their students and potential students.