The first step to look for a new opportunity is to figure where to look. The following tableau story tries to answer this question for high skilled foreign workers in USA. The data is collected from the publicly available work visa data from Office of Foreign labor Certification website.
Some insights derived from the data:
Who is paid highest?
- Techies are not the highest paid foreign workers, attorneys are.
- It is a really good time to be a data scientist as they are very less in number but very highly paid.
- Visa class do not effect the salary for most of the job groups.
- The maximum median paid wage for data scientists are on a rise! The minimum paid wage, though shows a lowering trend, it is not significant enough to consider.
- Business Analysts and Data Analysts are at a higher risk of getting a lower median paid wage than before.
- Software engineers have the chance of higher pay and also the risk of lower pay.
Who pays the most?
Contrary to popular belief, California is not the highest paying state for Analysts. Montana pays highest to business analysts and Delaware pays highest to data analysts.
Considering the cost of living i.e. adjusting the median pay with 2015 price parity data for each state , it looks like California is not the best place to earn high salary as data scientist. The best place for data scientist is Arizona.
The following screenshots from the story shows how you can filter out the best place and the best companies according to the job group, experience in months and education level.
The professions considered here are attorney, professors, data scientist, data analyst, business analyst, software engineers, management consultant and teacher. This visualization is inspired from the 'Data Visualization with Tableau' course from Duke university by Coursera.
Take a look at the whole story here.
On 18th April 2017, I received a call from 1-800-767-1833 which is listed as official USCIS contact number(https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/contact-us) saying that I will be deported if I do not pay security deposit of $3100 in the form of iTunes gift card. They said that I failed to update a form called DS-230 and that’s why I will be deported, state police is hunting me to take into custody and IRS will be freezing my funds. Then I also got a call from IRS saying that they have filed a lawsuit against me and froze my funds. The so called immigration officer told me that he can request IRS to unfreeze my funds for some time so that I can withdraw money. Then I withdrew all my savings from bank, bought 40 iTune gift cards from different stores worth $3100 and gave them the numbers. They were on call with me for 7 hours saying that I am under surveillance and that’s why I cannot cut the call. If I call my husband, then he will also come under surveillance and face the same consequence of deportation. I was afraid and panicked for me and my husband so I did whatever the person told me to do. Then they said that I could not complete the security deposit procedure on time so I will be taken into custody by police and the only way to keep myself out of custody is to buy bail-bonds worth $2800 in the form of iTunes gift card. They have my SSN and state id also.
I was ready to pay them the money and went to rite aid for buying more gift cards. The sales lady in rite aid realized that I may be under a scam as I was buying $600 worth of gift cards. In the mean time my husband had filed a report with the police. The police found me in rite aid and then I realized that I was under a scam.
I would request everyone to be vigilant. I would request all the retail stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Staples, Rite aid, Apple store to inform the sales persons and store managers to be vigilant about anybody buying $500 worth iTunes gift card. I have filed a report with Charlotte Mecklenberg police (Case #20170418-1921-06), informed banks, USCIS and credit card companies.
The scammers are taking advantage of the fear among the immigrants and the only way to handle it is to be aware. Govt agencies never call, everything is done through mail. I knew that but the fear took me over and I gave into the scammers. I will try my best to get the word out and I request you to share my story so that nobody else be a victim.
You have a report to send (or a presentation). The deadline is 30 minutes.
While going through it for the final time you realize, the state-wise data that you have presented in bar chart can be shown on a map more intuitively. But you are out of time. Also you do not have any access to the visualization software that you generally use in office computer.
The best solution is to open mapchart.net .
Here is my small project with mapchart and it took just 15 mins to create two maps with the available data.
Here I compared the different states with respect to death by cancer in 100,000 population in 2016. I took the data from www.americashealthrankings.org
Few interesting things that can be seen from the comparison are -
- Females deaths are less than male deaths.
- Utah and Colorado have overall least caner deaths while Kentucky, West Virginia and Mississippi has the highest.
By comparing different data like smoking percentage, personal income, healthcare cost, insurance umbrella, poverty etc between different states there may be a way to find a relation between the different players influencing cancer in the states. This is an ongoing project.
Here's the steps to use mapchart.
Step 1: Get the data
Step 2: Open mapchart.net (Do not use edge. The map gets created nicely but behaves a bit funny when downloaded as picture)
Step 3: Select USA-> States (You can select a lot of other countries and the world)
Step 4: Select the fill color ( You can change the color by a click)
Step 5: Click on the states with the color you want to fill.
Step 6: Change the 'Fill Color' and click on other states.
Step 7: Fill up the 'Legend Title' with the title of your map.
Step 8: Fill up the 'Label' beside each 'Color'...or 'Remove' them.
Step 9: Download the image
You can download my data here: