2024 State of the Future U.S. Workforce Report
Preparing students for the jobs of the future
Do students have the aptitudes to do the jobs of the future? Are they being exposed to these jobs? And how can we work together today to ensure we have the right talent supply for the future?

Report summary

A wave of innovations will forever change the workforce landscape, and students today must discover and tap into their natural talents to thrive in the future economy.

Highlights from this report:

  • Insights and data analysis of anonymized 2023 data from 540,000 middle and high school students from across all 50 states
  • Aptitude and exposure gap data for in-demand career fields such as Computers & Technology and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Recommended solutions to solve the skills gap and better connecting education to industry
The data shows students have aptitudes to be successful in in-demand careers. The issue, as you’ll see in the report, is student interest in these careers is low.

Students have the aptitude for in-demand careers in Health Science

There’s an impending worker shortage in health care as millions from the Baby Boomer generation prepare to retire. Our data shows students have the aptitudes to fill these needs.

Students have the aptitude for in-demand careers in Computers & Technology

There were nearly 10 million workers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) occupations in 2021, and by 2031, that number is expected to increase by approximately 11%, two times faster than the total for all occupations.

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