Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Best Investment You Can Make

Education and job: The Best Investment You Can Make:

Education_Over_Time


Derek Thompson fears for the undereducated:



Why should we care that people go to college? Because in a world of immense risk, higher education might be the last slamdunk bet. Seven of the ten fastest growing jobs in the next 10 years require a bachelor's degree or higher. Each additional level of education correlates with lower unemployment rates and higher earnings. Employment for workers with Masters, professional, or associates degrees are expected to grow almost twice as fast as the overall job market in the next decade. The benefits of college are quite clear.



James Joyner agrees. Chart via Kay Steiger.



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