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Emsi Innovation for Higher Education 2016-2017

Friday, February 10, 2017 12:18
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The past year has been an exciting time at Emsi. We’ve improved all of our standing products for higher education as well as created two brand new datasets, Alumni Insight (released January 2017) and Compensation Data (release date TBD). Here is a quick summary of our improvements and new services.


Analyst has received a number of significant updates in Job Posting Analytics (JPA) and I-O Model, and now includes the brand new Program Market Demand Report and Drive Time.

Job Posting Analytics

1. The revamped Job Posting Analytics (JPA) offers heightened granularity of both location and skill. (Side note: Data around top work environments is no longer provided.)

  • Skill and certification data is regionalized based on the analyzed location.
  • Soft skills have been added to provide a more comprehensive picture of the skill sets that employers seek from candidates.


2. JPA boasts advanced filtering.

  • Search and filter job posting analytics by job title, skill, certification, and company.
  • Stack filters for added granularity (e.g., job posting analytics for JavasScript, a programming language, specific to, Inc., within the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue MSA).
  • See the new regional breakout map that displays unique posting concentration.
  • Get the top-posted O*NET occupations and job titles matching your filter.

3. JPA’s new keyword search functionality lets you search for anything. Literally, anything. Say hello to a whole new world of unexplored analysis—from emerging skills to hyper-specific keywords.

4. View the full text of job postings and gain invaluable context as you step into the shoes of the employer. Understand exactly what employers are looking for so you can better align your programs with employer needs, identify emerging skills and occupations, and more.

Full Posting

Program Market Demand Report

It’s critical to look at the big picture. That’s exactly why we developed the Program Market Demand Report. It compiles the most relevant education, job postings, and occupation data into one place to give you a comprehensive picture of the labor market demand related to a program. Simply pick your program(s) of choice and region, and the report will automatically connect to relevant data using our CIP (program) to SOC (occupation) mapping.

A few highlights from the report:

  • Regional graduates and job openings
  • Job postings vs. hires
  • Wages, growth, and total jobs for target occupations
  • Top companies posting for jobs
  • Top skills, certifications, and job titles mentioned in job postings

I-O accuracy

Emsi’s updated I-O model has made the switch to rely on gross state product to calculate sales figures. What does this mean for you? In short, improved accuracy in regionalized data that is now fully consistent with published totals at both the state and national level.

Drive time

Analyst’s new feature, Drive Time, lets you easily select a region based on the time it takes to drive there from any city, address, intersection, business, or landmark (anything included in Google Maps). Now you can analyze the nearby workforce or pool of potential students by creating a custom region far more specific than Analyst’s zip code search allows.

Career Coach

Stay tuned! Exciting developments are in store for Career Coach in 2017. Suffice it to say we’re having a hard time keeping a lid on this one.

New for 2017

Emsi continues to innovate new ways to help colleges and universities bless the lives of their students as well as the regional economy. Just this January, we released Alumni Insight, a new dataset derived from over 65 million online professional profiles that lets you discover where your graduates live, where they work, whether their careers relate to their majors, and more. Questions that used to require alumni surveys (expensive and often inefficient) can now be answered in a single place.

The new data in Alumni Insight will also help colleges address issues concerning the gainful employment of their graduates. At a time when college programs are under intense scrutiny, Emsi’s latest data release will lend authoritative analysis for colleges demonstrating the real-world value of their programs.

Use Alumni Insight to discover the following about your graduates:

  • Location
  • Job title or occupation by O*NET
  • Industry
  • Skills
  • Company
  • Alma mater

Soon, we will also release Compensation Data, a new dataset that combines 22.7M curated résumés from CareerBuilder with Emsi’s own labor market-driven wages from 150M jobs (gained from standardized federal sources). Using our occupation code-level benchmark, we have done what no one else has been able to do: significantly reduce the rampant sample bias in self-reported compensation.

The result? A solid estimation of compensation. From here we estimate how much a position should be paid—including how much experience, industry, and particular skills effect the salary range. Colleges can use this data to set pay bands for staff and faculty, as well as demonstrate the market value of their programs.


After all the progress in 2016, we couldn’t be more thrilled and motivated for 2017. Our goal is to continue to innovate new products and improve existing services to help colleges promote student success and boost economic prosperity in the communities they serve.

Contact us today if you would like to learn more about Emsi’s products for higher education. 

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