The Numbers Explained: Degrees (Part II)
In addition to correlating transitions between jobs we have also mapped how people have used education to further their careers. You can start by click on the Degree tab, select your education level and type in your degree. For example, a search for Bachelor’s in Computer Science returns the following results:
Jobs from Bachelor's in Computer Science 1 - 20 of 1353 Software Engineer 8.37% 7 years Senior Software Engineer 4.4% 10 years 2 months Consultant 2.94% 10 years 4 months Software Developer 1.99% 6 years 9 months Programmer 1.89% 5 years 9 months Project Manager 1.52% 11 years 10 months Senior Consultant 1.38% 10 years 9 months ...
Let me explain the two columns of numbers:
- Percent Likelihood - This is the percentage of people with that degree who have worked as that job title. So in the example, it means 1.52% of Comp Sci grads are currently or have been a Project Manager.
- Time - This is the average time from when a student started their degree to when they started in that position. Thus if you see 4 years, and it’s a 4-year degree then that would likely be their first job out of college. If you see 0-1 year then this is typically a job they had while still in school