Monday, September 07, 2015

"The pathway to prosperity is diverse, but for most young people, it likely runs through college" via @JoshZumbrun and @WSJecon

No major surprises in a report (Hey, Millennials, Want to Pay Off Student Loans? Consider These Careers) from Josh Zumbrun in the Wall Street Journal in relation to career paths for Millenials in America. Many of the top careers are based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) subject areas. If anything is surprising about the list of careers it is the diversity of careers. Zumbrun reckons that the number one position is reflective of America's aging population and the neeed for more senior healthcare. But look at what is at #2 and #3 - Actuaries and Statisticians respectively. No doubt this is as a result of more demand for evidence-based decision making using big data. Long may it continue. 

Image sourced from: Wall Street Journal.

I loved the quote at the end of Zumbrun's article: "The pathway to prosperity is diverse, but for most young people, it likely runs through college" - most of the jobs on the list above will require a College degree.

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