Only one of the top 9 occupations expected to create the most jobs this decade (nursing) requires a 4-year college degree.

The chart in the story shows the 30 occupations that are expected to experience the largest job growth between 2010 and 2020, according to employment forecasts from the BLS. Between 2010 and 2020, the BLS estimates that the total number of U.S. jobs will increase by 20.4 million, from 143 million in 2010 to 163.5 million by 2020. The number of jobs created this decade in the top 30 fastest growing occupations – 9.3 million – will represent almost half of all of the new jobs created by 2020.

By my quick count only 5 of the 30 require a college degree. Something to think about!

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