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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
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 ...
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
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, ...
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. ...
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Economy
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 ...
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
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 ...
Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required
(Center on Education and the Workforce, 2009)
Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required attests to the increasing importance of postsecondary credentials for achieving middle-class earnings and status.
Career clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018
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 ...
Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
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 ...
Women Can't Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less than Men
(Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018)
Even though women outperform men in educational attainment, they still earn just 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Women with the same college majors working in the same careers as men still only earn 92 cents for ...
Iowa: Education and Workforce Trends Through 2025
By 2025, 68 percent of jobs in Iowa will require education and training beyond high school – 3 percentage points above the national average of 65 percent.