“Often, people assume employers decide this in a cold, economically rational fashion: Surely they wouldn’t ask for a bachelor’s degree if a bachelor’s degree wasn’t really necessary for the job! This gives most employers way too much credit. Take this 2014 study by the labor market analysis firm Burning Glass, for instance. It found remarkable gaps in many occupations between the number of workers who have a certain education level and the number of job listings for the occupation that call for that education level.” Read more >>

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