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    • Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A. 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundara, Tamara; Hanson, Andrew R. (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012-09-18)
      Getting a Bachelor's degree is the best way for most workers to make middle-class wages. In this report, however, we show there are 29 million jobs (21% of all jobs) for workers without Bachelor's degrees. The report also ...
    • Career clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Stone, James R., III; Kotamraju, Pradeep; Steuernagel, Bruce; Green, Kimberly A. (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011-11-14)
      The best pathway to the middle class is through a postsecondary education, but not everyone goes directly from high school to college. Are those who enter the workforce directly from high school doomed to work minimum wage ...
    • Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J.; Hanson, Andrew R. (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012-06-05)
      Certificates have swelled to become the second most common postsecondary award in the U.S.: Over 1 million are awarded each year. In the context of concerns about rising college costs and student loan debt, certificates, ...
    • The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundara, Tamara; Cheah, Ban (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012-08-16)
      Many of the stories you've heard about the Great Recession often involve the plight of college graduates, or stories about how men and women have fared differently in the recession and recovery. The media have even created ...
    • The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime earnings 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J.; Cheah, Ban (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011-08-05)
      A college degree pays off--but by just how much? In this report, we examine just what a college degree is worth--and what else besides a degree might influence an individual's potential earnings. This report examines ...
    • A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012-07-31)
      The South is caught in a low-skill/low-wage trap. But which came first: low skills or a low wage economy? The South's current predicament is reminiscent of the old adage about the "chicken or the egg." So, which came first, ...
    • Hard Times 2013: College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2013-05-29)
      In the past, a college degree all but assured job seekers employment and high earnings, but today, what you make depends on what you take. In Hard Times 2013, we show differences in unemployment and earnings based on major ...
    • Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012-01-04)
      Much attention has been devoted to the 9 percent unemployment among recent college graduates, leading some to conclude that college is no longer worth it. In Hard Times, we argue that college remains the best alternative ...
    • Healthcare 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem; Beach, Bennett H. (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012-06-21)
      In Healthcare, we provide detailed analyses and projections of healthcare fields, occupations, and their wages. In addition, we discuss the important skills and work values associated with healthcare fields and occupations. ...
    • Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010-06-15)
      The report presents a new approach that answers some critical questions about the emerging economy, including: When will the jobs come back? Where will the jobs be? Which states? Which industries? Which occupations? What ...
    • How Increasing College Access is Increasing Inequality, and What to Do about It 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010-06-03)
      The good news is that more students are going to college. The bad news is that today's students find themselves in an increasingly stratified system.
    • The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Economy 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011-09-13)
      While the economy continues to transition from a production-based economy to a services-based economy, manufacturing and agricultural employment in the Midwest will continue to decline. However, Midwestern states are no ...
    • Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2013-06-26)
      This report looks forward to the year 2020 and predicts the state of the American economy. Recovery 2020 provides vital labor market information such as which fields are expected to create the most jobs, the education ...
    • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Melton, Michelle (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011-10-20)
      Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations are critical to our continued economic competitiveness because of their direct ties to innovation, economic growth, and productivity, even though they ...
    • The Undereducated American 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J. (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011-06-26)
      The United States has been underproducing college-educated workers for decades. The undersupply of postsecondary-educated workers has led to both inefficiency and inequity . . . Adding 20 million additional postsecondary-educated ...
    • What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Melton, Michelle (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011-05-24)
      We've always been able to say how much a Bachelor's degree is worth in general. Now, we show what each Bachelor's degree major is worth. The report finds that different undergraduate majors result in very different earnings. ...