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Job outlook by education, 2006–16

Data on employment projections and wages are useful tools in planning a career. This article uses both to analyze occupations grouped by education level.

What will you need to succeed in the job market of tomorrow? In an increasingly competitive world, the best advice for jobseekers is to develop new skills.

Education is a good way to develop skills—and it may lead to better employment prospects and higher earnings. But opportunities for secure, lucrative careers also exist for workers who prefer to acquire skills on the job. This article uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Census Bureau to analyze how workers’ education or training relates to their job prospects and earnings. The information is useful for learning about occupations and possible career options at various education levels.

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Last Updated: January 15, 2009