Telling Stories with Data: The Most Common Job In Every State

One of the major themes in Computer Science Principles is Data. This interactive map shows how jobs have changed throughout the years. It is a great example of how visualizations impact story telling.

And for the record, the dark blue states have software engineers as the top jobs – go Virginia!

NPR: Map of the most common jobs by state



Journal Questions:

  • How has data visualization changed how journalists tell stories?
  • How does the visualizing data vs. looking at numbers change how someone would see the changes in job trends?
  • What types of calculations do you think the journalist needed to do to build this interactive site?
Rebecca Dovi
As CEO (chief educational officer) of CodeVA Rebecca is responsible for training teachers and developing computer science curriculum as CodeVA works to bring computer science education to all Virginia students.

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