Eye on Education

Jobs Open to Those Without Higher Education May Drop By Half By 2018

The Hechinger Report highlights findings on where the jobs (and the money) will be from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce’s new Career Clusters report:

In 1973, 72 percent of jobs were open to workers with a high school diploma or less. That will fall to 37 percent by 2018, the report predicts…

Wages rise with education: Only 36 percent of jobs for workers with only a high school diploma pay $35,000 or more, compared to 54 percent of jobs for associate degree graduates and 69 percent of jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree.

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