This is from the Census Bureau:
The field of training can sometimes have as dramatic an effect on
earnings as the level of education, according to a series of data tables
the U.S. Census Bureau released today.
Workers who held vocational certificates in engineering averaged about
$3,880 a month, which is nearly the same as those with bachelor's degrees
in natural science. Likewise, those with associate's degrees in computers
averaged about $3,760 a month, which is close to those with bachelor's
degrees in education or social science.
The tables, What It’s Worth: Field of Training and Economic Status in
2004, examine the relationship between field of training for post-secondary
degree holders and monthly earnings. They also present data on the average
years taken to start and complete various degrees and on occupation of
workers by educational attainment and field of degree.
· Business was a popular field of training in 2004, as 8.6 million
people held bachelor's degrees, 3.9 million earned associate's degrees and
2.7 million received advanced degrees in this field. Those with
bachelor's degrees in engineering earned an average of $5,992 a month.
· People who pursued higher degrees often spent more than the minimum
number of years to complete the degree or certificate. On average,
students took more than a year to complete vocational programs,
more than four years to complete associate's degrees and more than five
years to complete bachelor's degrees.
· Women earned less than men at every degree level. The female-to-male
average monthly earnings ratio for full-time workers 18 and
older in 2004 was 0.71 for women who held bachelor’s degrees
and 0.67 for women with master's, doctorate or professional
degrees. The ratios were not statistically different from one
another at these levels of education
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These data were collected from June 2004 through September 2004 in the
Survey of Income and Program Participation. As in all surveys, these data
are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. For further information on
the source of the data and accuracy of the estimates, including standard
errors and confidence intervals, go to
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This is from the Census Bureau:
Posted by Andy Johns, mobile reporter at 1/29/2008 04:42:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
One-Third of Young Women Have Bachelor’s Degrees
About 33 percent of young women 25 to 29 had a bachelor’s degree or more
2007, compared with 26 percent of their male counterparts, according to
tabulations released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The series of tables, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007,
among adults 25 and older, men remain slightly more likely than women to
hold at least a bachelor’s degree (30 percent compared with 28 percent).
However, as the percentage for women rose between 2006 and 2007 (from 27
percent), it remained statistically unchanged for men.
The tables also showed that more education continues to pay off in a big
way: Adults with advanced degrees earn four times more than those with less
than a high school diploma.
Workers 18 and older with a master’s, professional or doctoral degree
earned an average of $82,320 in 2006, while those with less than a high
school diploma earned $20,873.
-- In 2007, 86 percent of all adults 25 and older reported they had
completed at least high school and 29 percent at least a bachelor=s degree.
-- More than half of Asians 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or more
(52 percent), compared with 32 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 19 percent
of blacks and 13 percent of Hispanics.
-- The proportion of the foreign-born population with a bachelor’s degree
or more was 28 percent, compared with 29 percent of the native population.
However, the proportion of naturalized citizens with a college degree was
-- Workers 18 and older with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of
$56,788 in 2006, while those with a high school diploma earned $31,071.
-- Among those whose highest level of education was a high school diploma
or equivalent, non-Hispanic white workers had the highest average earnings
($32,931), followed by Asians ($29,426) and blacks ($26,268). Average
earnings of Hispanic workers in the same group ($27,508) were not
statistically different from those of Asian or black workers.
-- Among workers with advanced degrees, Asians ($88,408) and non-Hispanic
whites ($83,785) had higher average earnings than Hispanics ($70,432) and
The package contains a series of data tables on educational trends and
attainment levels. Data are shown by characteristics, such as age, sex,
race, Hispanic origin, marital status, labor force status, occupation,
industry and nativity.
The data are from the 2007 Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and
Economic Supplement, which is conducted in February, March and April at
about 100,000 addresses nationwide.
Statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling
error. For more information on the source of the data and accuracy of the
estimates, standard errors and confidence intervals, go to Appendix G of
Posted by Andy Johns, mobile reporter at 1/11/2008 02:15:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
This is funny stuff.
On a separate note, Steve has moved on to another newspaper, like he wrote in his post. We are re-shuffling the beats and should be back on track in about a week. In the meantime be sure to check our main page at www.annistonstar.com. -aj
MEXICO CITY - A 10-year-old Mexican boy dreaded returning to school after"I didn't want to go to school because vacation was so much fun," break so much that he glued his hand to his bed. Sandra Palacios spent nearly two hours Monday morning trying to free her son Diego's hand with water, oil and nail polish remover before calling authorities, police chief Jorge Camacho told The Associated Press from outside the northern city of . quoted the boy as saying.
Posted by Andy Johns, mobile reporter at 1/08/2008 04:56:00 PM