Latinos may be the largest minority group enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, but a new report highlights that Latino college graduates are having a hard time entering the workforce with high-earning positions.
According to a poll, developed by The Nielsen Company and Stanford University, Latinos value higher education more than the general U.S. population does. Eighty-seven percent of Latinos agreed that a college degree is “extremely or very important” for their quality of life, compared with 78% of the general population.
Despite the cultural value on education and work ethnic, Latinos are struggling to find high-paying jobs and make up an estimated 15% of the nation’s workforce. According to The Huffington Post, the issue centers around the type of degrees Latinos graduate with. Many Hispanics don’t graduate with degrees that have strong hiring or salary potential.
Those growing fields include, biomedical engineers, physical therapists, and medical technicians. For a full list of in-demand and growing professional fields please visit bls.gov.
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