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Document Number: 10683

Connecting At-Risk Youth to Promising Occupations - Mathematica researchers first identified four features for job consideration: median earnings level, education and training requisites, projected growth in labor-market demand, and potential for individual advancement. Using various measures, they came up with a minimum salary of $25,000. They looked for jobs requiring only brief training, apprenticeship, or education up to an associate’s degree. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they searched out fields that forecasters predicted would have “faster than average” or “much faster than average” growth between 2010 and 2020. Finally, they wanted fields in which employees could advance with additional education, training or work experience. They chose health care and construction. Take a look at the two charts on each field with occupations, annual median projected growth, education requirements, and work experience/on-the-job training requirements. (M.C. Bradley, Jiffy Lansing and Matthew Stagner, Mathematica, January 2013)...

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At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)
Economic/Workforce Development

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