Many people think that obtaining a college degree is necessary to get a job that pays a reasonable salary. However, according to a recent report, many people can find jobs that pay well and don't require higher education.

The study, from the the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, revealed that there are 29 million "middle jobs" in the United States for those without a college degree. In addition, there are 11 million jobs that pay $50,000 for those without higher education. However, as the global economy becomes more competitive, more skills will be required.  Those who were involved in the study said that getting a degree from a college will be even more important in the coming years. 

"Compared to other advanced economies, the United States under invests in sub-baccalaureate, career and technical education," said Anthony P. Carnevale, the Center’s director, and the report’s lead author, in an interview with the source.

One sector that's expected to see considerable job growth in the next few years, and that often requires an advanced degree, is nursing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there will be a 26 percent increase in the number of nursing jobs from 2010 to 2020.

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