Below are some of the lines that I found interesting
- The average U.S. orthodontist earns $196,270. The average CEO makes $178,400.
- One out of every 17 jobs in America is held by a retail salesperson or a cashier
- Of the 10 largest occupations, only registered nurses earn more than the national average for all occupations
- Operators of nuclear-power reactors earn an average of $78,410 annually
While interesting, I am not sure how "relevant" this article is. The data seems to include people working all over US, in companies of all sizes. I think, a more relevant article would show data by regions (e.g. NYC, Long Island, Upstate NY, Western NY etc.), and have breakdown by employer industry and employer size.
Another observation - "One out of every 17 jobs in America is held by a retail salesperson or a cashier". Considering "online shopping" is replacing "mall shopping", this should imply that retail sales jobs at brick and mortar stores are shrinking.... Doesn't this mean fewer after-school jobs for my kids and their kids? I guess that my kids will be forced to work in an office environment, processing online retail orders, instead of interacting face to face with a real customer in a store. So does it mean that future generations are going to grown up with inter-personal skills that are not at par with my generation.... My guess is yes as I already see kids "prefer" to text/tweet than talk... So long to the most popular line that 75%+ resumes include today "Excellent communication and inter-personal skills", to be replaced by "Excellent tweeting and texting skills" ;-)
What do you think?