Moving the goalposts: how demand for a bachelor's degree is reshaping the workforce

This analysis of shifting workforce credential requirements finds a broad range of occupations where employers are seeking a bachelor's degree for jobs that formerly required less education, even when the actual skills required haven't changed or when this makes the position harder to fill. This phenomenon of 'upcredentialing', where employers seek college graduates for positions that used to require a high school diploma or other sub-baccalaureate training, has been much discussed but rarely quantified. The authors compared the education levels of workers currently employed in an occupation - ... Show more

Corporate authors: Burning Glass Technologies (Firm) (U.S.)

Published: Boston, Massachusetts, Burning Glass Technologies, 2014

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: [26] p.

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