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I -- no secret stuff labor market out there but if you're convinced you have to have a four year degree to get a great job.
-- -- -- think again a recent Harvard study found in the next six years 30% of the jobs created will only require -- associates degree or certificate.
Let's go to the expert doctor large -- in the author of the 300 best jobs without a four year degree.
-- -- not encouraging kids to skip college here.
No not necessarily people may get to a two year degree or they may postpone for the four year degree for a little while.
I don't think we're asking people to skip college necessarily.
I would hope not an interesting to me that this study that shows that 30% of these -- jobs will only be require associates degree.
Was done by Harvard grads who were probably in school for upwards of at least six years so there's that I suppose as well.
-- so they did this study and they found that there are some jobs out there.
Better really booming and you don't need -- cons agree what are -- Well a lot of jobs open and close that they require very low level of scale and that accounts for a large number of job openings.
But if we set those aside we try to look at the best jobs which is what I do in the book.
We find that that we hit that there's more preparation -- in just short on the job training.
There are jobs such as registered nurses.
And some in construction jobs -- -- -- other health care jobs and and many business jobs.
For which an associate degree or certificate or sometimes -- work experience and another occupation would be sufficient training.
Petitioning the most job growth any health care construction and sales industries aren't you.
That those are huge the health -- is the biggest industry we have now has the fastest growing one and so yes that we lots of opportunity there and many different levels people think.
You've been thinking of physicians and taking a -- -- think -- very highly educated workers but there are.
There's demand for workers all the way down to the bottom of the scale the home health care to take caretakers.
-- as well as the nurses and and the technicians in the middle if this all because of Obama care that worst gonna see these flood of people.
Into the health care system and as a result there's more job opportunities.
It's watching matter demographics and we've just seen the American the Affordable Care Act was was -- and confirmed by the Supreme Court now and could be reversed a vitamins president but.
One way or another we have a lot of people are getting older and they're gonna need healthcare and senator and -- people to take care of them and a lot of people who were doing that right now are getting out of the workforce themselves the baby boomers are retiring right nurses of left to face a lot of physical demands.
Our our funny can't do anymore that -- -- boom analysis they have to be replaced.
Let's talk about the average salary though I mean a registered nurse is not it's not -- 500000 dollars.
No but they're making in the mid sixties.
That's that's the median earnings for registered nurse and so and if you get a master's degree in that field you can be earning six figures OK so you're -- -- yeah.
Opportunity for opinion the best -- you're gonna get a -- right.
Now and you can get into -- with a two year degree now your opportunities will be more limited and you probably won't be up in the sixties there.
But once you get that job you can start getting experience and -- even get educational benefits that will get you into one of though is to your for your programs that get gets the -- paid for okay.
Pretty sweet deal that.
I like to hear I that I like to here -- not entirely thrilled with the notion that we're Gannett.
Dumb down our society so to speak and say -- I'm the go to content get a job anyway.
No that is the fact is that the dumb down jobs are being done largely by computers the ones that are dumb down -- the ones that don't require a lot of skills that can't be done by computers or.
And then you know what you -- our aging population needs really really -- his people to be home with them.
We have a -- -- -- student loans out -- the average student debt burden is about 23000 dollars so I understand where you're coming from with this.
But you've been given covering this for awhile and you have a new book coming out how does the list of available jobs spur.
Associate degree certificates changed over the years.
There's been a trend towards in trying to shift the responsibilities particularly health care industry -- high priced workers down to lower price workers so they're finding ways that nurses can be doing things that doctors used to do.
That technicians can be doing for example -- of radiological technologists can be doing things that the radiologists used to do relative to their limits to how much of that you wanna do but that's cost shifting a move and that's creating more opportunities for associate level career -- -- think it's a good way to go alliance although my children are watching and you're going to college.
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