Data on higher education choices for Editors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Editors is Communications but a relatively high number of Editors hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Editors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Editors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Editors need more than the average amount of Programming, Quality Control Analysis, and Writing.
Projections on wages and job growth for Editors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Editors are expected to see a growth of -5.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.