Study: Va. Jobs to Require More than High School Education

June 24, 2010

A national report suggests that most of Virginia's jobs will require more than a high school education by 2018. Researchers at Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce predict that 64 percent of jobs in Virginia will require workers with more than a high school education.

Nationally, that average is expected to be 63 percent.

According to the study, jobs requiring postsecondary education are expected to total 389,000 in the state. Jobs for high school graduates and dropouts are predicted to add up to 150,000.

The report also says that Virginia should add more than 1.3 million jobs by 2018 from new positions and openings created by retirement.

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