Saturday, November 10, 2012
Employment experts say college students should be told about job prospects, potential salary. From WTAQ.com (Green Bay, WI).
Carnevale says prospective students should be told whether others in their fields of study find related jobs soon after getting out of school – so they can know whether attending a certain college would pay off or not. Carnevale says a growing number of jobs will need at least some college education – and women will almost have to attend college to have any hope of making a living wage.
He said that by 2018, over six-of-every-10 Wisconsin jobs will need at least a year of technical college training. In a national report on job prospects, Carnevale said Wisconsin will create 139,000 jobs by 2018 that need some type of post-secondary education – while only 52,000 more jobs can go to high school grads or drop-outs. And he students won’t necessarily need four-year degrees to get ahead. He said men with a year of technical training can make more money than a quarter of those with bachelor’s degrees.