According to a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce, more than half of the jobs in Ohio will go to workers who have an advanced postsecondary degree on their resume by the end of the decade.
The report found that 57% of all jobs in the state will require some training beyond secondary school, with the number of positions to go to those with a high school diploma or less expected to grow only slightly.
Of the openings in Ohio expected by 2018, about 967,000 will require postsecondary degrees, as the economy begins to transition from manufacturing to education, health care and business services, according to the resumewriterreview.net.
During a recent visit to Miami, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the country must do more to close the skills gap, as more businesses are having a difficult time finding qualified workers to perform many high-level jobs in specialized fields.
"In these really tough economic times, there is a mismatch between what employers are looking for and the skills we are providing," Duncan stressed.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with an advanced degree on their resume can earn $1000 more per week than those with some or no college education.