In an economy dominated by noncollege jobs, we can’t pin hopes for broad wage growth on getting more education: Education requirements for the jobs of 2018 and for the projected jobs of 2028

Education 2018 2028
High school diploma/GED, or no formal education required 63% 62%
Postsecondary nondegree award or certificate, or associate degree 11% 11%
Bachelor’s degree 22% 23%
Advanced degree 4% 5%

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections data.

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