February 5th 2013 at 1:23pm, By Dave Guerin
I’ve been playing with the MOE’s recent graduate earnings data and some new infographic software. I have no idea if the graphic will show up on emails (for those getting them) but if it doesn’t, just click through to the website.
What I’ve done is select a few narrow fields of study and compare the median earnings of bachelors graduates 1, 2 and 5 years after study. Civil engineers do pretty well, as do teachers – although the latter start off at a high salary and then have low growth. Performing arts grads fare poorly in post-study earnings, but they probably don’t expect to earn a lot when they’re choosing their course. I do wonder whether graphic and design studies graduates might have higher earnings expectations than they actually achieve.
Feel free to share any thoughts on the infographic – this was really just a test of the software. I’m keen to do a bit more with infographics in the future, but there will be a learning curve (I also recognise this is more of a simple bar chart than an infographic, but the software can do a lot more).