Technical/trade schools beckon
There is more than one route to postsecondary education. As baby boom generation tradespeople retire, jobs will open up for utility workers, carpenters, electricians, pipefitters, welders and nuclear power plant operators.
Jobs also exist in such sectors as health care, hospitality, government, education, consulting, and business and financial services.
Young people willing to train for these and other fields will find steadily increasing job opportunities, some of which pay quite well.