Study: By 2018, Nation Will Not Have Enough H.S. Graduates to Fill Jobs
Good news for Team America!
A new study says that by 2018, the land of the free and the home of the brave will not have enough high school graduates to fill the job market.
In a paper titled Not Just Kid Stuff Anymore: The Economic Imperative for More Adults to Complete College, researchers found that the number of high school graduates in America has leveled off and is actually declining in some states. They also said that this trend would continue over the next decade, leading to absolutely no growth in the number of high school graduates.
On the flipside of that, more jobs will require secondary education in 2018, meaning that adults with degrees will be able to snatch more jobs up since hardly anyone coming behind them will be able to replace them. The study also predicts that we will see more adults go back and enroll in college to earn degrees and get jobs.
“It is critical that federal student aid be responsive to the needs of adults who often must juggle work, family and school responsibilities and who are on their own financially,” the report says.
Now may be a good time to stop laughing at those Everest College commercials and go do something with yourself. Like the annoying guy in the ad says, "you don't have anything else to do." Evidently, neither will tomorrow’s generation.