Worcester’s wage winners

While the finance industry has seen more wage growth than most, postsecondary education requirements for jobs is not a finance-only phenomenon. Eighty-eight percent of the 6 million new jobs the U.S. economy created between 2007 and 2016 required a bachelor’s degree or higher.

STEM education vital to fill millions of job openings by 2024

STEM employment growth is double that of other jobs, and 93 out of 100 STEM careers had wages above the national average. IT expert Monica Eaton-Cardone calls for expanded STEM education to improve career opportunities for women.

Creating and destroying

Economies will often deconstruct old markets in order to free up resources in a process called “creative destruction.” It helps markets grow and evolve to meet the demands of a modern economy, but the process is difficult for many.