Labor market insights can be helpful as you explore career possibilities and prepare to search for opportunities. Use Lightcast to search continually job trends across the U.S. and learn about job types (job functions). This tool allows you to research career paths, job titles, growth trends of various roles, and desired skills for each position. The results presented will include:
General information about each specific job, including core job tasks
Employment trends for that job over the past two years, the current year, and projections for the next 10 years
Employers currently hiring for the role
Breakdown of education levels for people in the position
Annual earning (Note: This includes average salaries across both entry-level and experienced hires)
Technical skills and core competencies that are important to the job
List of job titles you might see of this role because employers often have slightly different titles for the same job
TWO WAYS TO SEARCH:
Find Career Data by Selecting Keywords:
Enter keywords of various job titles and choose a state or search nationwide to learn more about that job.
Filter by Industry and Occupation:
Search by industry and choose among popular occupation/job titles within that industry.
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.)
The number of jobs in the career for the past two years, the current year, and projections for the next 10 years. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs. Sources include Emsi industry data, staffing patterns, and OES data.
These companies are currently hiring for .
The educational attainment percentage breakdown for a career (e.g. the percentage of people in the career who hold Bachelor’s Degrees vs. Associate Degrees). Educational attainment levels are provided by O*NET.
Earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.
A list of hard skills associated with a given career ordered by the number of unique job postings which ask for those skills.
The skills for the career. The "importance" is how relevant the ability is to the occupation: scale of 1-5. The "level" is the proficiency required by the occupation: scale of 0-100. Results are sorted by importance first, then level.
A list of job titles for all unique postings in a given career, sorted by frequency.
This page includes information from the O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor,
Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of
USDOL/ETA. uConnect in partnership with Emsi has modified all or some of this information. USDOL/ETA has not
approved, endorsed, or tested these modifications.