Labor Market Insights

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The Labor Market Insights tool is a powerful tool designed to help you make educated decisions in your career exploration process. Once you’ve selected your career option, use the following sections to:

  • Core Tasks: this section will give you a better understanding of any given occupation’s core tasks and responsibilities. A job or career can often be much more complex than we ever imagined.
  • Employment Trends: Does the industry you are exploring have growth potential? Is demand expected to grow or decline? Think about how this may or may not be helpful in your exploration.
  • Top Employers: We’ve all heard of the big names in any industry, but are there some companies or employers you’ve never heard of? This can be very helpful in your job search process.
  • Education Level: Will your WSU degree be enough education? You will see that some career pathways encourage a master’s or even doctoral degree.
  • Annual Earning: This section will change dramatically by location (you can use the filters on the dashboard to see how earning change by regions).
  • Technical Skills and Core Competencies: One of our favorite sections. This is a great way to ensure you are using your time at WSU to build your skill set. Many of the Core Competencies are reinforced in your courses (pro tip: check out your course syllabi to see how the course’s learning outcomes align with the Core Competencies needed in your preferred industry). You will gain many of the Technical Skills via your co-curricular involvement (this includes internships, student employment, campus involvement, etc.)

If you want more information or help exploring the Labor Market Insights tool, you can schedule an appointment with one of our career coaches on Handshake.

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First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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