September 17, 2012 |
Navigating the job market without a college degree is harder than ever, but there are still plenty of solid jobs to be had, according to a new report. Some 29 million jobs with annual salaries of more than $35,000 exist for those who haven't finished college, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. That's one in every five jobs. Of those, 11 million jobs pay $50,000 or more a year. Of all so-called middle jobs, roughly half are office jobs, a third are blue-collar positions and the rest are roles in healthcare and technical occupations.
May 17, 2012 |
Only half of recent college graduates are working full time. What must the employment market be like for job-seekers with only a high school diploma? For certain occupations, it's not too bad. A new report from CareerCast.com found that a high school education can result in jobs with hefty entry-level pay. The best position is dental hygienist, according to CareerCast, with salaries that start at $45,000 on average and that can grow 109% at the top level. Through 2020, the number of such jobs is expected to surge nearly 38%. An online sales manager doesn't need a bachelor's degree but can still earn $40,000 from the get-go, potentially raking in 255% more at his or her peak.
March 1, 2003
Thanks for publishing "Cancer Cluster Alleged" (Feb. 22), on the cluster of cancers noted among Beverly Hills High School grads. You can make the "verified" number of cancers 86; I have lived one block downwind of the oil pump since 1991, and I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma a year ago. My kids, grads in '90 and '91, are OK so far. Anybody ask around the neighborhood for cancer incidences? I hope the good city fathers (and mothers!) put property-value considerations aside and explore this diligently and with integrity.
May 31, 2002
Re "For Some Grads, It's Back to School or Get a McJob," May 28: When I graduated college in 1991, with a BA in organizational psychology, I became a self-employed cleaning lady, seamstress and--the worst job of all--a TV/movie extra. These gigs, of course, were not my dream jobs, nor did they have anything to do with my field of study. But they did offer three very important services: flexible hours, allowing me to look for a real job and volunteer at organizations where I could use my education; something to put on my resume, both the jobs and the volunteer work; and income.
February 10, 1987 |
Not since the first English settlers stepped off the Mayflower, it seems, have so many people been trying so hard to improve themselves and their businesses. In the '80s, people have been dressing for success, power-lunching, managing in one minute, searching for excellence and trooping into seminars to learn how to sell better, lead more effectively and become one with the universe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1987
Like the rest of us, Healy doesn't like the idea of being tested at his job. If we are doing a good job, we worry the test won't show it. If we are not, we worry it will. So we invent elaborate reasons why we can't be tested, reasons that rarely impress the guy who must pay the bills and is not interested in taking our word that we deserve a raise. In the case of colleges, we are that guy. Healy wants us to spend four years of our lives and five figures of our limited income at his or another institution of higher education.