Good Jobs Without a 4 Year Degree (Winter/Spring 2006)
By Karen Litzinger, MA, LPC
The Carnegie Mellon Heinz School's Center for Economic Development released a report about a year ago on this topic. They identified occupations that pay above $33,010, the average Pittsburgh metropolitan wage at the time of their study. These "middle ground " jobs, as they call them, require some form of post secondary vocational training, on-the-job-training, or an associate's degree. For more info: www.smartpolicy.org/pdf/middleground.pdf
Following are the top 10 occupational categories with the highest employment:
The fastest growing "middle ground" occupation is computer support.
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