There are 29 million jobs that pay middle-class wages between $35,000 and $75,000 annually and don't require a college degree, says a new study from Georgetown University.
Nearly 40% pay more than $50,000 a year, according to a study released jointly by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and Civic Enterprises.
Those jobs represent 21% of all jobs for workers without Bachelor’s degrees. For both men and women, the best jobs are in sub-baccalaureate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and healthcare, where over 80 percent of jobs pay middle-class wages.
The report details five major sub-baccalaureate, career and technical education (CTE) pathways: employer-based training, industry-based certifications, apprenticeships, postsecondary certificates, and associate's degrees.
The study also found that one-third of CTE jobs are blue collar, half are white-collar office jobs, and another 15% are in healthcare.