Academic degree

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Credential Inflation – An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree

An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree. This credential inflation, or “upcredentialing” is affecting a wide range of jobs from executive assistants to construction supervisors and has serious implications both for workers not seeking a college degree and for employers … Continue reading

US – College degree or vocational education ?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that only 27 percent of jobs in the U.S. economy currently require a college degree. By comparison, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that 47 percent of workers today have an associate degree or higher. The BLS projects that the proportion of jobs requiring a college degree will barely … Continue reading

UK / Almost half of graduates work in non-graduate jobs, says ONS

Almost half of graduates in the UK are working in non-graduate roles, a report published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found. Continue reading

US / Majority of Workers Say Job Doesn’t Require a Degree

43%, say the type of work they do generally requires a bachelor’s or a more advanced degree Continue reading

US / Education gap widens Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce finds

The Education Gap, the projected shortfall between the demand for workers with university degrees and the supply of Americans who have them continues to widen, according to new research from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce Continue reading

Ontario / Graduates of applied and technical programs obtain higher earnings within 2 years those of liberal arts

Kristyn Frank & David Walters examine the influence that field of study and level of post-secondary education have on the earnings of recent graduates in Ontario in Exploring the Alignment Between Post-Secondary Education Programs and Earnings: An Examination of 2005 Ontario Graduates. Graduates of trades, community college, and university programs are compared. Results suggest that graduates of … Continue reading

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