We at Anyonecanachieve.com are highly concerned about equity, fairness, inclusion and opportunity for all to participate in our recommended 330 occupational titles.
Our goal is to encourage greater college persistence and preparation that can lead to a more fulfilling future.
Our focus is where the greatest need exists. African Americans and Hispanic Americans compared to White and Asian Americans, have less educational attainment and fewer great opportunities in the U.S. Labor Force.
The 330 titles we recommend encompass about 36 million (well paid) jobs that span a range of interests and aptitude. Most of the occupations fall within Professional Specialty and Management categories in the Labor Force. Nearly all of those titles require a Bachelor’s degree or more but some do not. African Americans and Hispanic Americans are underrepresented in these very desirable occupations. African Americans, for example, are underrepresented in these professions – on average around 6 percent. In some of our listed titles African Americans are under 3 percent. African Americans are about 13 percent of the U.S. population. Regarding educational attainment here is where we stand today:
2021 U.S. Census CPS data reveals that
About 38 percent of Americans 25 and over have attained a bachelor’s degree or more.
This percentage includes 85 million people of 224 million who are 25 or older in America. If you include associate degrees that adds another 23 million resulting in 108 million with degrees or 48 percent of the U.S. population 25 or older.
- For the same Census period, White Non-Hispanic Americans age 25 and over had attained about 61 million bachelor’s degrees or more – this is around 40 percent of all White Non-Hispanic Americans. if you add in associate degrees attained (17 million) W-NH Americans degree percentage increases to 49 percent.
- Asian Americans 25 and over in 2021 had attained nearly 9 million bachelor’s degrees or more. This represents about 62 percent of all Asian Americans 25 and over. If you include associate degrees their total of degrees attained increases to nearly 70 percent (68.9).
- Both African Americans and Hispanic Americans are underrepresented as bachelors degree or more holders as of 2021. Africans Americans 25 and over have attained nearly 8 million such degrees. This translates to 28 percent of the black population 25 and over with such degrees. If you add in associate degree African Americans have earned, degree attainment increases to around 39 percent.
- For the same Census period, Hispanic Americans 25 and over had attained 7.4 million bachelor’s degrees or more representing about 20 percent. If associate degrees are added to that number (3.2 million) then 29 percent of Hispanic Americans possess degrees.
- Looking at all the data it seems clear there is plenty of room for improved educational attainment and specific skill development in America. Unfortunately, nearly two thirds of Americans 25 and older do not have bachelor’s or more. In this 21st Century of innovation and technology not having college degrees or certainly college level skills is a disadvantage in the competitive marketplace.
- At anyonecanachieve.com we believe we can help individuals through skill specific mentoring see value in persisting at college in pursuit of a better occupational future.