Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.


September 18, 2012

Anthony P. Carnevale - Tamara Jayasundara - Andrew R. Hanson



Getting a Bachelor's degree is the best way for most workers to make middle-class wages. In this report, however, we show there are 29 million jobs (21% of all jobs) for workers without Bachelor's degrees. The report also details five major sub-baccalaureate, career and technical education (CTE) pathways: employer-based training, industry-based certifications, apprenticeships, postsecondary certificates, and associate's degrees.