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1 An O*NET Academy Briefing : Examining Linkages Between Education, Occupations, and Pay Presented by Dr. Janet Wall Sr. Trainer, O*NET Academy

2 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

3 Expected Educational Attainment for New High-Growth, High-Wage Jobs

4 Education Requirements of Fastest Growing Occupations and Earnings Category Legend to be used

5 Top 30 Fastest Growing Occupations

6 Second 10

7 Third 10

8 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!

9 Rising Educational Attainment of the Labor Force

10 April 6, 2006 Ready for What? Preparing Students for College, Careers, and Life After High School (edweek.org/go/dc07.pdf)

11 A Wakeup Call Each year nearly 1.2 million students in the United States do not graduate with their peers.

12 Dropout Factories – 60% dropout from 9 th grade dc/dropout/index.html?SITE=AP

13 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

14 SES Matters More Than Race Making Good on a Promise, April, 2006 (www.jff.org)

15 On Time Graduation For access to sources and state information visit: Does not include GED certificates.

16 For access to sources and state information visit: ing_HSgradrates Does not include GED certificates. ing_HSgradrates

17 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

18 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.

19 Personal Impact: Lifetime Earnings by Education Level The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children, January 2007

20 Impact of Graduation Rates Alliance for Excellent Education Issue Brief, October

21 Lifetime Tax Payments by Education Level The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children, January 2007

22 State by State Savings

23 The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts, March 2006, Gates Foundation

24 Relationship Between Education, Training and Unemployment

25 Education, Training, and Unemployment 2006 Data

26 Tools for Learning about Salary and Education  America’s Career Resource Network  O*NET  Career Voyages

27 America’s Career Resource Network

28 ConstructionConstruction

29 Employment by Education Level

30 Earnings by Education Level

31 O*NET Information on Salary

32 Construction Carpenters In Demand

33 Salary and Employment Information Can find state level information also

34 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

35 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.

36 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.)

37 Relationship Jobs, Education, Pay

38 Top 20 Fastest Growing Occupations

39 Relationships in Top 20 J OB ZONE PAY and JOB ZONE $$$$ - 3,4,4,3,4,4,4,5,4,3, 5, 4 $$$ - 3, 3 $$ - 3,2,3,2 $ - 2,2

40 How Can You Get Training and Education Leading to Better Pay?  Apprenticeships  Certifications  Community Colleges  Vocational and Specialty Schools  4-Year Colleges  Graduate Institutions

41 Apprenticeship Search by State

42 CertificationsCertifications

43 Select Occupation

44 Find Certifications

45 Community Colleges Select state

46 Partial List for Minnesota More information is available

47 General Programs

48 Sample of 43 Locations

49 College Opportunities Online Select location and type of degree/certification

50 Nine Institutions for Selected Nursing Specialties

51 Find Assistance -- Service Locator

52 Find Centers

53 Types of Assistance – Partial List

54 ReviewReview  Show the relationship between education and occupations  Highlight the relationship between education and salary  Suggest ways to gain education and training to maximize salary

55 Questions??Questions??

56 Opportunities for You  Spotlight –  Podcast – audio interview –Contact  User-Focused Webinars

57 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


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