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Data Stories: Career Paths, Grad School Debt, Occupational Romance

These interesting charts show how majors match careers, which grad programs have the least debt, and which professions are likely to marry each other.


What Fields Do College Graduates Work In?

Career paths


‎How does your choice of a college major impact your final career? Williams College created this interactive chart that shows how their students’ majors connect with career paths. The U.S. Census office provides a similar chart that focuses on STEM majors.


Grad School Debt

college debt


Of course, to get a degree, most students have to pay for it. Priceonomics wrote about the different debt-to-income ratios of popular graduate degrees.


Love on the Job

occupation marriage

Your major affects your career, and your career affects your income. Does your job affect your love life? This fun, interactive chart from Flowing Data allows you to explore which occupations are likely to marry each other. The unique format of this chart could be adapted for exploring other types of relationships.


About the Author

Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her here.

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