Fashion designers look to New York for inspiration and jobs. Americans learned in the the petroleum industry flock to Texas for their fair share of engineering jobs. Have you ever wondered if the other states have a certain stereotypical hold on the job market, too? According to an article posted by Business Insider, there are specific job types that are overrepresented in each American state.
The May 2014's The Bureau of Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics report, it shows a map of each state that is being overrepresented.
The most common job across all states is the "retail salesperson." But this job isn't shown on the map. Instead, the map shows the disproportionately popular jobs in America. For example, in New York there are about 7,440 fashion designers from 8,984,890 people employed. This shows that fashion designers account for about 8.3 out of every 10,000 jobs in New York.
While that doesn't mean that New York is only made up of fashion workers, it just means that it's the most prominent one. If you look at America as a whole, there are 19,040 fashion designers from 137,896,660 people employed. That's only about 12,000 or so in difference. That's about 1.4 of every 10,000 jobs in the fashion industry - in the whole country.
What does this statistical data and map have to do with you? It may be the best source of information when you want to flock towards a state that invests in your type of major or career. If you're looking at an internship job or a career shift, this is the best reference when you're considering relocating. It is also a great way to find out what kind of industry is most likely hiring in this time of economic growth in the United States.
What's your profession? Sound off in the comments section with your state and occupation.