OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS

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RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES EMPLOYMENT IMPROVING

Survey data by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found 53% of 2014 graduates had full time jobs, 7% part time, 17% in graduate school and 19% unemployed. (Employment Picture Brightens for College Graduates in 2014, Wall Street Journal, Feb 27, 2015)


AUTOMATION AND JOBS

Researchers continue to debate how much automation and technological changes will affect future job prospects with increasing concern that the impact will be substantial in many occupations. (Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2015)


MID SKILLED JOBS IN DEMAND

A significant number of unfilled job openings are occurring in trucking, purchasing manager and medical record technician occupations according to a comprehensive analysis of national job postings. (Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2015)


TECHNICAL CAREERS RECEIVING MORE COUNSELOR ATTENTION

Excellent employment prospects with good salaries, coupled with increasing college costs are causing more counselors and students to consider alternatives to a university degree. (Wall Street Journal January 8, 2015)


RESEARCH EXAMINES THE CREDENTIALS GAP

A data study by Burning Glass Technologies finds employers now requiring more workers in some middle skill occupations to have a bachelors degree even though skill requirements have not changed. This could have major implications for career ladders, applicant supply, and credentialing. (Burning Glass Careers in Focus, 2014)


WORKER CAREER PLANNING

Survey results show different perceptions of employer/employee responsibilities and how recommended practices can improve advancement and change. (Forbes Leadership blog 9/29/2014)

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Occupational Trends

TECHNICAL CAREERS RECEIVING MORE COUNSELOR ATTENTION

Excellent employment prospects with good salaries, coupled with increasing college costs are causing more counselors and students to consider alternatives to a university degree. (Wall Street Journal January 8, 2015)

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These briefs identify articles of national significance from reliable sources that can be accessed for further information. NCDA does not guarantee these briefs. Members may submit briefs - click here for the Submission Form. For submission questions or help accessing sources, contact Charles Lehman 
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