We're Hiring: Science, Tech and Internet Culture Writers 

Are you a writer who is obsessed with science, technology and/or internet culture? Then Gizmodo and io9 want you! We're hiring staff writers for both sites. » 3/16/15 2:54pm 3/16/15 2:54pm

How The Most Common Job In Every State Has Changed In The Last 36 Years

The job market is an elusive, constantly shifting thing. Yet, for all that, as this map that takes us through the last 3 and a half decades of jobs in America shows, there are some fascinating patterns —and one clear choice for the single most common job in all of America right now. » 2/10/15 10:20am 2/10/15 10:20am

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

So many of today's popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There's a distinct appeal to the illustrated format's ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narrative. And capturing those moments requires a skilled illustrator. What… » 1/27/15 6:44pm 1/27/15 6:44pm

What Would People Be Most Surprised To Learn About Your Job?

In every field of expertise, there's information that's common knowledge inside of the field and anything but to the rest of us. Today, we want to know about the information from (or about) your job that would most surprise people to learn. » 12/30/14 7:00am 12/30/14 7:00am

A Map Of What Different Cities In America Are Best At

Every city has something that makes it special, whether it's the Eiffel Tower or just the world's largest ball of yarn. But what are the skills that make your city unique? This map shows you what your city is best at, compared with other cities. » 10/23/14 9:35am 10/23/14 9:35am

Meet the New Underclass: People With Ph.D.s in Science

Once upon a time, newly-minted science Ph.D.s would get research jobs at a senior scientist's laboratory, to train and hone the ideas they would explore at their own labs. But now the supply of post-doctoral students is outpacing demand, creating a new, hyper-educated underclass. » 10/08/14 4:30pm 10/08/14 4:30pm

io9 Is Hiring: We're Looking For A Few Good Researchers!

Are you just starting your career, and want to get your feet wet with a research job at io9? We've got three openings — two for contributing researchers who focus on culture and entertainment, and one for a half-time editorial fellow in the sciences who will do research, writing, and outreach in the science community. » 8/20/14 2:09pm 8/20/14 2:09pm

Tell Us The Best Behind-The-Scenes Facts From Your Job

In your job — whatever that job is — you've picked up some insider knowledge of just how things work. So come share the scoop with the rest of us. » 8/18/14 7:20am 8/18/14 7:20am

An Interactive Chart Showing Which Jobs STEM Majors Really End Up In

What do students who receive a Bachelors degree in a STEM major end up doing with it? The answer, as this chart shows, is all over the place. » 7/17/14 7:25am 7/17/14 7:25am

What Are The Biggest Misconceptions People Have About Your Job?

Whether you're an archaeologist who's sick of explaining that most of your work really does take place in the library, or a cartographer who wants to explain how modern mapmaking really works, tell us what it is that most people have wrong about your work. » 7/15/14 7:20am 7/15/14 7:20am

Every Job In America And What It Pays, Charted

What are people doing in America for work and just how much are they making at those jobs? This chart, which looks at the distribution of Americans through different industries and their median salaries, answers that question. » 7/02/14 8:20am 7/02/14 8:20am

These Are The Most Depressing Jobs In America

Our jobs have a profound influence on our mental health. A new study shows the extent to which certain industries give rise to clinical depression. » 6/11/14 7:00am 6/11/14 7:00am

What the Recession Did to 255 Different Industries, in One Chart

The Recession hit hard, but unevenly, taking out some industries almost completely, while some prospered. Here's a chart looking at the impact of the Recession on 255 different industries — and how well they recovered, if at all. » 6/05/14 1:09pm 6/05/14 1:09pm

An Interactive Chart Of Which Jobs Your College Degree Actually Gets

What was your major in college and what jobs can it really get you? This interactive chart answers that question for all the most popular college degrees. » 5/26/14 7:00am 5/26/14 7:00am

These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s

As our technological and sociological realities change, so too do our jobs. But just what, exactly, will we be doing 15 years from now? Here are some completely unexpected jobs you've almost certainly never heard of—but likely will soon. » 5/16/14 8:00am 5/16/14 8:00am

Remember When CEO Used To Stand For Chief Electricity Officer?

Labor markets, and the jobs within them, are constantly re-inventing themselves. And sometimes they leave behind curious relics, including the period of time when companies were hiring Chief Electricity Officers. » 4/11/14 4:20pm 4/11/14 4:20pm

These Weird Jobs No Longer Exist

In the opening scene of Frozen, burly ice cutters sing a burly song about ice cutting. But, since the advent of refrigeration technology, ice cutters are no longer needed. An Imgur user has shared some amazing historical photos of other odd jobs that have gone extinct. » 4/11/14 10:20am 4/11/14 10:20am

This Map Shows Which Jobs Are Most Unique To Your State

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has crunched the numbers of the jobs Americans have now. The most common profession overall for the nation: office and administrative support. But what about the jobs that are both unique to your state and common there? » 4/10/14 8:35am 4/10/14 8:35am

io9 is hiring: We're looking for a few good researchers!

Are you just starting your career, and want to get your feet wet with a research job at io9? We've got three openings — two for contributing researchers who focus on culture and entertainment, and one for a half-time editorial fellow in the sciences who will do research, writing, and outreach in the science community. » 2/26/14 4:51pm 2/26/14 4:51pm