The California Skills Mismatch

Jobs that require education and training that fall between a high school diploma and a four-year degree are the backbone of the American economy, and they depend on a skilled workforce to fill them.

In California, a plurality of jobs (47%) require skills training beyond a high school, but not a four-year degree. But too few of California’s workers — just 39% — have had access to the skills training necessary to fill these in-demand careers.

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A plurality of jobs in California require skills training beyond high school, but not a four-year degree.

California's jobs by education equipment, 2018


High School Equivalency


Four-Year Degree


Skills Training

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