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Study: Many NYC Tech Jobs Don’t Need Employees with Four-Year Degrees

A new study of “accessible” technology jobs in New York City finds 44 percent – about 128,000 jobs – don’t require candidates to have a Bachelor's degree. Kate Wittels, a director at HR&A Advisors, a real-estate and economic-development consulting firm, wrote the report, which assessed tech-specific jobs and those jobs supported by technology. Among the jobs not requiring a four-year degree are computer user support specialists, customer services representatives, telecom line installers, and sales representatives. The study did not examine who holds those types of jobs and whether people with those types of jobs are under-employed. Many people holding these types of non-degree jobs may have degrees. New York Computer Help, for example, says roughly 75 percent of its 25 Manhattan-based employees hold a Bachelor’s degree and half are in IT-related subjects. (SlashDot)(Computerworld)(The New York City Tech Ecosystems)

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