Use the following resource to understand the current landscape of certain occupations including entry-level education, median pay, number of jobs, job outlook, and more.
This resource from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides various pieces of information about several different occupations within a US-perspective.
1. Use the "Search Handbook" option in the upper right, or use the "A-Z Index" section to locate occupations of interest.
2. NOTE: you may have to search using different keywords as occupations in this resource may have different titles. For example, data scientist is not an entry, but "Computer and Information Systems Managers" may be of interest.
3. Use the additional links to other BLS data sources to get more info on each occupation.