Transportation and material moving occupations This section highlights information on expected job growth for each occupational group for the period to It should be noted that an occupational group can be found in more than one industry group.
Over one in four adults 27 percent had attained at least a bachelor's degree.
Both of these measures are all time highs. Inthe percentage of the adult population who had completed high school or had not completed high school but obtained a GED increased for the first time sincewhen it was 84 percent.
This increase follows a general trend that the Current Population Survey has shown since educational attainment was first measured in In addition, 27 percent of the population aged 65 and older reported a bachelor's degree or more education compared to 36 percent of adults 25 to 34 years old and 32 percent of adults aged 45 to 64 years.
The greatest increases in educational attainment were documented in the s, 60s and 70s. In the s and s, data showed girls trailing behind boys in a variety of academic performance measures, specifically in test scores in math and science.
Data in the last twenty years shows the general trend of girls outperforming boys in academic achievement in terms of class grades across all subjects and college graduation rates, but boys scoring higher on standardized tests and being better represented in the higher-paying and more prestigious STEM fields science, technology, engineering, and math.
Although this gap may be minimal in kindergarten, it grows as students continue their education. According to the National Reading Assessment measured by the US Department of Educationthe gap between boys and girls, only slightly noticeable in 4th grade, left boys 14 points behind girls during their 12th grade year.
The gap between male and female 4th graders was 7 points in By 12th grade, there was an point gap between males and females. The average gap increased to 21 points by 8th grade and widened to 24 points by senior year in high school. The average score for female eighth-graders was 20 points higher than males, down 1 point from the score.
For twelfth-graders, females outscored males by 18 points as opposed to 24 points in From untilthe number of males enrolled in college increased by 18 percent, while the number of female students rose by 27 percent. The numbers of both men and women receiving a bachelor's degree have increased significantly, but the increasing rate of female college graduates exceeds the increasing rate for males.
In addition, fewer males held master's degrees: However, more men held professional and doctoral degrees than women. Racial achievement gap in the United States While the educational attainment of all races increased during the s, with the gap between African Americans and non-Hispanic whites decreasing, differences between the races remain, especially among those with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Asian Americans had the highest educational attainment of any race, followed by whites who had a higher percentage of high school graduates but a lower percentage of college graduates. Persons identifying as Hispanic or Latino, without regard to race, had the lowest educational attainment.
The gap was the largest between foreign-born Asian Americans, over half This large inequality might partially be explained by the influx of uneducated foreign-born Hispanic Americans who had not been offered the chance to complete secondary education in their home country and who had not completed secondary education in the United States.
Overall, nearly half The same differences decrease significantly at the high school level with Evidence of the racial achievement gap remains present today because not all groups of students are advancing at the same rates.
The racial achievement gap has many individual and economic implications and there have been many efforts in education reform to narrow this gap.
Foreign born and immigrants[ edit ] The difference among races and cultures, both native and foreign born, in regard to those who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher.
Foreign-born Asian, European, and African immigrants had a higher educational attainment in terms of having earned a four-year college degree than their native-born counterparts.
According to the U.
S census about At the bachelor's level, foreign born Blacks and non-Hispanic Whites fared better than their native counterparts. Foreign-born Hispanics, in contrast, had a smaller proportion with a bachelor's degree than the native population The low educational attainment of foreign-born Hispanics, who compose more than 50 percent of the Hispanic population, contributes to the low attainment levels of the entire Hispanic population.
In the general population the proportion of persons with a bachelor's degree or higher was the same among the foreign-born and native-born population As stated above fewer foreign born Americans completed high school than native born Americans.
Among whites the difference was three percentage points, the same as for African Americans. Among Asian Americans the difference was five percentage points. It was thirty percentage points among Hispanics or Latinos.The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4 percent employment growth between and for architects.
Though that's slower growth than the average for all / Overall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the increased demand for healthcare and social services will spur an average projected employment growth of 19 percent for social workers in a variety of specialty areas.
No. Accountants and auditors This occupation is expected to see a percent growth in jobs between and , according to the Bureau Labor of Statistics. In , people in this. U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration By David Langdon, George McKittrick, growth projected growth STEM employment Non-STEM employment ers in the United States, representing about 1 .
The nation's urban population increased by percent from to , outpacing the nation's overall growth rate of percent for the same period, according to the U.S.
Census Bureau. The Census Bureau released the new list of urban areas today based on Census results. Although projected growth for information security analysts, at 27, new jobs, is smaller than for software developers and programmers, the rate of growth for information security analysts is expected to be percent, making this the fastest growing occupation in this group.