July 17, 2019 by Alex Doyle
What if you could strengthen your program marketing, academic advising, and career services in one move? And what if you could do that by designing your own graphics around the data sets that power comprehensive labor market analysis tools? Many Emsi clients are already doing just that with Emsi APIs.
An API (application programming interface) is a set of programming functions that lets you build interfaces and software with data from another application or service.
Emsi APIs give you access to the same labor market data behind software platforms like Analyst and Career Coach. This is the most up-to-date labor market data that includes information on industries, occupations, job postings, compensation, program completions, demographics, worker profiles, assessments, and staffing patterns.
In our APIs, you can use this raw data to build your own dashboards and webpages, generate questionnaires to guide students into the right academic programs, and create tools to help them find jobs after graduation. In other words, you get to customize how you present the data to your students and community members, as well as how the users will interact with that data.
Personalized LMI software for your students and community members, with the best data available and 100% brand continuity.
The ways to leverage and integrate Emsi APIs are endless. But within higher education, we’ve identified three use cases that consistently appear in our clients’ integrations.
1. Connect student interests to programs and careers
2. Career data on program pages
3. Internal dashboards & research
There are multiple benefits to using APIs in your web design and interfaces.
Seamless integration – Maintain 100% brand continuity while harnessing the power of Emsi’s robust datasets.
Maximum flexibility – Mix and match data sources to build graphics and dashboards exactly the way you want.
Always up-to-date – Automatically display the latest available data on your interface.
Developer-friendly – Dive straight into integrations using tutorials and code samples, thanks to our thorough documentation.
Have questions? Want to see real-world API integrations? Feel free to reach out to our API product specialist, Isaac Neace.