ERIC Number: ED419139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-5
Reference Count: N/A
Good-Paying Occupations: A Study of Occupational Wages in the Great Lakes States. Updated and Expanded.
Glazer, Louis J.; Grimes, Donald R.
This report provides information about occupations that have median earnings (as of 1996) for full-time workers in the Great Lakes states of $30,000 a year or more. Data were gathered from the Current Population Survey of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data analysis showed that more than half of the good-paying occupation do not require a four-year degree. The common characteristic of the 47 good-paying occupations that do not require a four-year degree is the need for training beyond high school. These occupations require advanced skills learned on the job, in apprenticeship programs, or at community colleges or technical schools. A new feature of this year's report is research on the fastest growing good-paying occupations; 30 occupations have employment growth of at least 15,000 workers and 20 percent growth from 1992-1997. Twelve of these occupations require a four-year degree, 18 do not. Another new feature of this year's report is research on the relationship between employment earnings and education attainment. Although those with the highest education attainment on average earn the most, a four-year degree is not required to have employment earnings of $30,000 a year or more. Tables report employment earnings by occupation, by educational attainment, and by age for full-time, year-round workers. (KC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, High School Graduates, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Salaries, Tables (Data), Technical Occupations
Michigan Future, Inc.; phone: 734-769-6391.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Future, Inc., Ann Arbor.