Interactive: Jobs Charted by State and Salary
I love this Jobs Charted by State and Salary interactive for a quick classroom hook. It’s simple and intuitive for students to use and is an illustrative first look at employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students can see how career sectors vary from state to state and how salaries vary from one career to the next.
Here are some discussion starters and activities you can use to follow up using the interactive:
- Which careers do you think are growing the fastest? [Data Crunch]
- Which careers are the biggest gambles? [Data Crunch]
- How can you get your dream job? [Project]
- Which jobs align with my interests? [Interactive]
You can also use our MOVE: Career Comparison whole-class activity to get kids out of their seats to compare career salaries and pathways. Each student receives a card with different career information. Then, in various rounds, students compare their job title, annual income, skills, education, and industry. Afterward, students will learn about other jobs in the same field and how their job skills can lead to other career opportunities.