The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which finds facts and collects data for the Federal Government relating to economics and employment, shows that, statistically across a wide spectrum of jobs, those who have an education earns more income than those who don’t have an education, and the higher the education level the higher the income level for people aged 25 years and older.
As you can see below, employment is organized into five zones, each with their respective education level. The lower the education level, the lower the median income for those jobs. Notice, however, that an archeologist earns as much as a police patrol officer, and that a chiropractor earns as much as a dental hygienist, though they are in different zones of education. Often the marker of income is affected in large part by the demand and need for the job and the level of expertise required to perform it. For instance, web developers, who do not necessarily need a degree, earn as much as civil engineers who do need at least a bachelor’s degree. However, on average, those with at least a bachelor’s degree earn more than those who are in the first two zones of employment, and those with a graduate degree earn the most of everyone in the job market. The findings of the Bureau of Labor shows that, on average, having an education earns more income in general. Of course, there are always exceptions.
The jobs selected for this infographic are jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers to be high growth industries in the coming years, and as such will have large numbers of job openings.
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