More Employers to Require Some College, Report Says

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The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University released a report on Tuesday, which predicts that about 63 percent of jobs will require employees to have at least an associate’s degree by 2018. The report states that millions of job seekers will be under-qualified; leaving many employers understaffed and with a possible need to outsource job positions.
The report states that there will be a need for 22 million workers who have at least an associate’s degree, but 3 million positions will be left unfilled. The most in demand fields will be in health care, technology, and education, all of which require some kind of post-secondary education.

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More Employers to Require Some College, Report Says
June 14, 2010
The number of jobs requiring at least a two-year associate’s degree will outpace the number of people qualified to fill those positions by at least three million in 2018, according to a report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.
The report makes clear that some education after high school is an increasing prerequisite for entry into the middle class. In 1970, for example, nearly three-quarters of workers considered to be middle class had not gone beyond high school in their education; in 2007, that figure had dropped below 40 percent, according to the report.

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