College is worth it, but students are growing sceptical
A growing number of companies, including many in tech, are dropping degree requirements for middle-skill and even higher-skill roles. In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden said some new jobs are “paying an average of US$130,000 a year, and many do not require a college degree”.
“Good luck” finding those roles, said Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. “Jobs for people without college degrees that pay over US$130,000 a year make up 1% of the American economy.”
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