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An O*NET Academy Briefing : Examining Linkages Between Education, Occupations, and Pay Presented by Dr. Janet Wall Sr. Trainer, O*NET Academy
ObjectivesObjectives Show the relationship between education and occupations Highlight the relationship between education and salary Show how O*NET and other government resources can help persons learn about in-demand occupations and gain relevant education and training
Expected Educational Attainment for New High-Growth, High-Wage Jobs
Education Requirements of Fastest Growing Occupations and Earnings Category Legend to be used
Top 30 Fastest Growing Occupations http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab21.htm
Summary of Top 30 Fastest Growing Occupations 77% of the fastest growing occupations have very high or high average salaries Of the 17 occupations having a VERY HIGH average salary –3 require an Associates Degree –9 require a Bachelor’s Degree –3 require a Masters Degree –2 require a Doctorate Of the 6 having a HIGH average salary –4 require an Associate’s Degree –1 requires a Bachelor’s –1 requires OJT Of the LOW or VERY LOW average salary occupations, most require on the job training EDUCATION MATTERS!
Rising Educational Attainment of the Labor Force
April 6, 2006 Ready for What? Preparing Students for College, Careers, and Life After High School (edweek.org/go/dc07.pdf)
A Wakeup Call Each year nearly 1.2 million students in the United States do not graduate with their peers.
Who Are the Dropouts? Making Good on a Promise, April, 2006 (www.jff.org) Results of a study using National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS) data Followed 25,000, eighth graders over 12 years starting in 1988
SES Matters More Than Race Making Good on a Promise, April, 2006 (www.jff.org)
On Time Graduation For access to sources and state information visit: http://www.all4ed.org/publication_material/understanding_HSgradrates Does not include GED certificates. http://www.all4ed.org/publication_material/understanding_HSgradrates
For access to sources and state information visit: http://www.all4ed.org/publication_material/understand ing_HSgradrates Does not include GED certificates. http://www.all4ed.org/publication_material/understand ing_HSgradrates
Number of 20-year Olds Who are High School Dropouts The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children, January 2007
Why Do Dropouts Matter Persons without a high school diploma –Have a 2.5 higher death rate than those with 13 or more years of education –75 % of people in state prison are dropouts; 59% in federal prison are dropouts –Contribute to state and federal taxes at ½ the rate of high school grads –Are more likely to be on public assistance –Have higher Medicare, Medicaid costs –Cost our nation > $260 billion in lost wages, taxes, and productivity American Youth Policy Forum, Every Nine Seconds in America a Student Becomes a Dropout, 2006.
Personal Impact: Lifetime Earnings by Education Level The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children, January 2007
Impact of Graduation Rates Alliance for Excellent Education Issue Brief, October 2007 -- http://www.all4ed.org/files/HighCost.pdf
Lifetime Tax Payments by Education Level The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children, January 2007
Salary and Employment Information Can find state level information also
O*NET’s Job Zones 1-5 with increasing amounts of education, training, and experience Job Zone 1 - occupations that need little or no preparation Job Zone 1 Job Zone 2 - occupations that need some preparation Job Zone 2 Job Zone 3 - occupations that need medium preparation Job Zone 3 Job Zone 4 - occupations that need considerable preparation Job Zone 4 Job Zone 5 - occupations that need extensive preparation Job Zone 5
Construction Carpenters Job Zone 3 – Medium Preparation Overall Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job. Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Relationship -- Job Zone and Salary Self-sufficient wage based on median recommended budget for a family of 4 (two parents two children) averaged across 2600 U.S. communities (EPI). Poverty level provided by U.S. Dept of Heath and Human Services (2006) ( O*NET Consortium - Production Database, n.d.)
Opportunities for You Spotlight – www.onetknowledgesite.comwww.onetknowledgesite.com Podcast – audio interview firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com –Contact firstname.lastname@example.org@earthlink.net User-Focused Webinars
57 Supporting Webinars How to Download and Use the O*NET Interest Profiler and Work Importance Profiler AP Webinar Series Whole Person Assessment O*NET Tools for Job Seekers and Students O*NET for Military in Transition O*NET for the Older Worker in Transition Behind the Scenes: How O*NET is Updated Keeping Pace with the Fastest Growing, Largest Employment, etc. New and Emerging Occupations