7 Good Reasons Generation Z Is Opting Out of College

Not all jobs require a degree

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The CEW report notes that “middle-skills” jobs are undergoing transformation. Traditional blue-collar employment is declining, while skilled and technical jobs are increasingly available in categories such as computer control programmers and operators, surveying and mapping technicians, health care technologists and technicians, and information and record clerks.

These jobs generally require some education beyond high school: a certificate or certification, apprenticeship, college courses or a two-year associate’s degree.

Think about it: becoming employable without incurring four years’ worth of debt, or maybe even two years’ worth. For a lot of young people, this path makes sense.

Check out: “High-Paying Jobs You Can Get With a Two-Year Degree.”

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