Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information (LMI) - Is information that helps you to make an informed decision about whether a career is right for you.
You need to think about things like ...
Are there jobs that you would want to do?
Will you have to move away to find a job?
How much will you get paid?
What sort of companies can you work for, or will you have to work for yourself (be self-employed)?
Will the number of jobs increase in the next few years?..... or decrease
Is this the right job for you?
You can use this information to make important decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career.
The LMI for All Careerometer is a useful widget.
Just type in the name of a career you are interested in, and it will give you the average salary and tell you whether the number of jobs is predicted to increase or decrease in the next few years.
It also tells you how many of the people doing that job at the moment are due to retire ... in case you want to apply for their job
Another good place to look for information is the National Careers Service website.
As well as telling you about the skills and qualifications you need for different careers you can see how many hours you would work, whether you'd be working at evenings and weekends as well as showing you trends in the numbers of jobs in that sector.