Ditching degree requirements for jobs – what to do instead

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Massachusetts has joined 13 other states in removing the college degree requirement from many government jobs.

The Brookings Institute describes this move as “low-cost ways to open state hiring processes to more applicants and improve economic mobility for qualified workers who have been largely excluded from state hiring systems.”

The private sector has also begun moving in this direction as well, with companies like Walmart leading the way.

In fact, a survey from Intelligent.com found that “nearly half” of all companies plan to drop the bachelor’s degree requirement from their jobs.

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