Hot Jobs Require Higher Education

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  • The Independent Sector is ready to meet projected growth in major occupational areas.
  • New York State’s private, not-for-profit colleges and universities produce 59 percent of bachelor’s and graduate degrees earned in the state.[1]
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job seekers wishing to obtain entry-level positions in 11 of the 15 fastest growing occupations through 2024 will need to have some form of higher education.[2]

[1] National Center for Education Statistics, 2014-15 completions

[2] Bureau of Labor Statistics, projections 2014-24