December 07, 1999
Occupations requiring an associate degree or more education will account for 40 percent of total job growth from 1998 to 2008, according to new BLS projections.
Jobs that require an associate degree will account for 7.6 percent of job growth, while jobs that require a bachelor’s degree will account for 20.8 percent. Occupations that require a degree beyond the bachelor’s are projected to account for 3.5 percent of employment growth in 1998-2008.
In addition, 8.3 percent of employment growth will be due to jobs that require work experience plus a bachelor’s or higher degree. Most jobs in this category are managerial or administrative.
The education and training category that is projected to account for the most job growth is short-term on-the-job training, with a share of 37.4 percent. The majority of jobs in this category are administrative support occupations; operators, fabricators, and laborers; and service occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Education requirements and job growth on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/1999/dec/wk1/art02.htm (visited February 14, 2016).
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