OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS

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Many Good Manufacturing Jobs Do Not Require a Bachelors Degree

Career possibilities, organized by selected sub-sectors, employment, wages, education required, and best paying localities, are shown in charts and narrative. (Wall Street Journal June 3, 2015)

THE HOLLYWOOD MODEL CAN REVEAL THE FUTURE OF WORK

The Hollywood Model, where workers are on short-term, project-based teams rather than in long-term, open-ended jobs, is the result of a shift in our economy. We have reached the end of a century-long economic period that was dominated by big businesses offering essentially identical products. The Hollywood model is now used to build bridges, design apps or start restaurants. (New York Times, May 10, 2015)

LIFETIME SALARIES DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES

Depending on field of study, lifetime income could be several million dollars more according to a detailed study by Georgetown University (Wall Street Journal May 7, 2015)

RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES EMPLOYMENT IMPROVING

Survey data by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found 53% of 2014 graduates had full time jobs, 7% part time, 17% in graduate school and 19% unemployed. (Employment Picture Brightens for College Graduates in 2014, Wall Street Journal, Feb 27, 2015)