Most Common Occupation by Age
I got my first job at 17, during the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. I was a kitchen worker at a Chinese restaurant who washed dishes and prepped foods. It was seven days a week until closing each night.
Although I learned a lot and my chopping skills crossed over to adulthood, I am glad more options came along with age. Experience happens. For some this is through working up a ladder. Others earn an education and then enter the workforce.
As we get older, opportunities change. Let’s look at the shifts through the lense of occupation rankings by age.
Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores
A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.