Greg Fischer
Former Mayor | Louisville, KY

Career Calculator

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship


All too often, people make decisions about their education or careers with little or no labor market information. People decide on careers without knowing how much money they might earn or how many jobs are available. People decide on college majors without knowing the earnings implications or what jobs people with that major end up doing. And the few available tools are difficult to use, difficult to understand, and prone to leading history majors into being historians or philosophy majors into being philosophers--which is generally not what people with those majors end up doing.


Career Calculator is a web application that helps students, parents and job seekers plan for careers and chart the education needed for good jobs. The app puts all information needed to make informed education and career decisions in one place. Information is gathered from six different sources--the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Census Bureau PUMS data, EMSI Analyst, Burning Glass, Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, and O*NET Online. The platform is incredibly intuitive and easy-to-use, with simple searching, clean design, and only the most important information necessary for making good education and career decisions.

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