Gone are the days when you could snag a secure, well-paying job with a high school diploma alone. That’s probably the reason why so many young people follow the herd to college, even if they have no particular desire to spend the next four years studying. College is considered the next step. It’s just what you do.
Of course, college is an excellent choice for many. But, let’s face it – it’s not for everyone.
Fortunately, there are other education options that lead to good careers, which are highlighted in “Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.” The new report, which was released jointly by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and Civic Enterprises, examines the 29 million “middle jobs” that require more education and training than high school but less than a four-year degree. Middle jobs represent one out of every five jobs in the U.S. economy, and nearly half of all American jobs that pay middle-class wages.