Good Jobs Without a BA
Change, 1991 to 2015, in SREB states

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Many good jobs require some postsecondary education or training with a certificate or associate degree but not a bachelor’s degree. Already, most states need more workers at this level. From 1991 to 2015, a loss in blue-collar non-bachelor’s degree good jobs in SREB states was often offset by an increase in skilled-services good jobs for workers without bachelor’s degrees.

  Blue-collar
non-BA
good jobs
Skilled-services
non-BA
good jobs
Alabama -  19,000   64,000
Arkansas    32,000   51,000
Delaware -    3,000   20,000
Florida  142,000 409,000
Georgia    63,000 232,000
Kentucky      7,000   33,000
Louisiana    43,000 111,000
Maryland -103,000   32,000
Mississippi    20,000   45,000
North Carolina -    6,000 196,000
Oklahoma -    3,000   97,000
South Carolina -  28,000   99,000
Tennessee -  24,000 103,000
Texas  290,000 648,000
Virginia  100,000   59,000
West Virginia -  46,000   24,000

Source: Center for Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University, 2017. Good Jobs That Pay Without a BA.