Despite heated debates on the value of college education, bachelor’s degrees have gotten more valuable over time.
Some of that wage premium has to do with the changing nature of American jobs and the skills (and social networks) attained in college. Some of it may have to do with a change in the mix of students who go to college and those who don’t. As college enrollment becomes more expected of high school students — as of October 2011, 68.3 percent of 2011 high school graduates were enrolled in college — the shrinking group of students forgoing college may have other characteristics that are associated with lower wages.
Among the 10 occupations with the biggest percent increases in requiring a college degree, are dental hygienists, cargo agents, and photographers. Click here to read the full article and the full list of occupations