By 2020, 2.6 million new jobs will require an advanced degree, according to a report released last week by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service in the US. And graduate schools need to do a better job of preparing students for a range of careers and tracking where they work, writes Stacey Patton for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The report, Pathways Through Graduate Schools and Into Careers, projects that the number of jobs requiring a masters degree will increase by 22% over the next eight years, and the number of jobs requiring a doctorate or professional degree will increase by 20%. Yet pathways through graduate school and into careers are riddled with obstacles that will hinder the country's ability to tap graduates with high-level knowledge and skills, unless universities and employers team up to strengthen ties between graduate school training and workforce needs.
Full report on The Chronicle site
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