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Employment Projections

Occupations that Need More Education for Entry are Projected to Grow Faster Than Average

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Table 5.2 Employment, wages, and projected change in employment by typical entry-level education (Employment in thousands)
Typical entry-level education Employment, 2022 Employment distribution, percent, 2022 Percent employment change, 2022-32 Median annual wage, dollars, 2023(1)

Total, all occupations

164,482.6 100.0 2.8 48,060

Doctoral or professional degree

4,368.7 2.7 7.0 124,550

Master's degree

3,099.0 1.9 11.3 83,150

Bachelor's degree

40,373.7 24.5 6.7 85,800

Associate's degree

3,422.7 2.1 5.7 62,270

Postsecondary nondegree award

10,113.3 6.1 5.5 47,710

Some college, no degree

4,301.8 2.6 -2.2 44,130

High school diploma or equivalent

62,532.5 38.0 0.9 45,040

No formal educational credential

36,271.0 22.1 0.2 34,430

(1) Data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Note: The occupational employment and growth rates shown in this table include projected growth in all jobs from 2022-32, not just entry-level jobs. Entry-level education reflects 2022 requirements—BLS does not project educational requirements.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Modified Date: April 17, 2024