The TN Education & Workforce Maps connect information about higher education and job projections across the state.
Click on Access Higher Education Maps to explore the need and demand for higher education down to the census-tract.
Use the TN Workforce Maps to explore the job outlook in five high-demand fields.
This project was commissioned by TBR and completed by TSW.
NEED AND DEMAND MAPS
Both the need and demand maps are shown at the Census tract level and reflect an index based on the variables listed below. Campus locations were provided by TBR as of Fall 2019.
Job outlook data is based on 2014-2024 projections developed by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Data was provided for this effort in a raw, custom format, but data for individual occupations and Workforce Investment Areas can be found at www.jobs4tn.gov under Labor Market Information, Supply and Demand.
This data includes the job outlook (letter grade rating), total projected 2024 jobs, ratio of graduates to jobs, and projected annual job growth rate—the same data displayed on the maps.
The industry overview maps were created by using the above data and summing only those jobs with related degrees taught at a TBR institution. For instance, for computer networking jobs, network administrator jobs were not counted in the overview map because they require a bachelor’s degree, but they are included in the Workforce Investment Area data for that specific field.
Campus locations were provided by TBR for their campuses, and by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) for all other institutions. TBR campus locations with fewer than 50 FTE students in the fall term were excluded
Data on which academic programs were taught at which campuses was provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for public institutions, and by IPEDS for private institutions. Academic programs (defined by CIP codes) are connected to occupations (defined by SOC codes) using the NCES and Bureau of Labor Statistics crosswalk.