Choosing a Career:
A Look at Employment Statistics
Lynda R. Wiest
Universtity of Nevada, Reno
In this module, students will work with a variety of employment statistics, in particular, those related to
fastest-growing, highest-paying, and nontraditional occupations. They will also examine some
statistics by workers’ age, educational attainment, and sex.
The Mathematics involves reading, interpreting, and graphing data (including exploration of patterns and
relationships); expressing and calculating percents; contrasting mean and median (optional);
exploring the concept of quartiles (optional).