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

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1:28 PM

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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