According to dictionary.com, an occupation is “a person’s usual or principal work or business, especially as a means of earning a living.” Occupation data allows you to look at professions that sound interesting. After all, adults spend the majority of their waking hours engaged in work activities. So, finding the right occupational fit is critical.
This data tool will showcase various occupations in Northeast Florida, highlighting employment numbers as well as average annual wages. Note that these are not entry-level wages. However, this provides a solid baseline when considering what individuals in these industries make per year on average. According to Chmura Economics & Analytics, a location quotient (LQ) is a measurement of concentration in comparison to the nation. An LQ of 1.00 indicates a region has the same concentration of an industry (or occupation) as the nation. An LQ of 2.00 would mean the region has twice the expected employment compared to the nation and an LQ of 0.50 would mean the region has half the expected employment in comparison to the nation.
Occupations that this tool features include office and administrative to healthcare support to construction and extraction occupations, for example. Production, protective service, management, and transportation and material moving occupations are also shown. Should you wish to read success stories of people in Northeast Florida that have achieved ongoing success in their chosen occupations, check out our Spotlights or Career Pathways.
One of the aspects of EarnUp.org that sets it apart from other resources is that it is rooted in region-specific data. It also showcases Northeast Florida’s target industries, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Technology Services. As the region grows in population, additional industries are seeing an increased need for skilled staff in support industries, which include Construction, Public Service, Education, Agribusiness, Real Estate, Recreation & Hospitality, Social Services, Entrepreneurship and The Arts.
Use the tool below to begin exploring data that can lead you to or reinforce your chosen career. Take some time to consider the overall scope and significance of this data and how it applies to your Career Pathway.