Good Jobs that Pay without a BA Degree
30 Million workers without a Bachelor’s degree have good jobs. Even though the decline in the manufacturing economy eliminated many good jobs for high school graduates, there are still 30 million good jobs in the U.S. that pay well, without a BA., according to new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Georgetown, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase & Co., finds that these 30 million jobs have a median salary of $55,000.
Research shows that these jobs continue to grow, but that they are changing from traditional blue-collar industries to skilled-services industries. A gain of 4 million good jobs in skilled-services industries, such as financial services and health services, has more than offset the 2.8 million good jobs lost in manufacturing. The centerpiece of this collaboration will include an interactive online database that documents the concentration of these good jobs, nationally, at the state level, by industry and occupation, and by wage.