If you are a teenager or you are in your early twenties, job searching can be tough. You are not alone. Finding employment if you are still in school has not gotten any easier in recent years.
However, young people who have graduated do usually find work and experience many benefits.
Read on to see how working can change your life.
If you are interested in finding out about the current job market for teens, read on. This is a summary of a report published on Child Trends.
The Transition between High School and College
Individuals usually hold approximately 4 jobs between the ages of 18 and 22. Jobs don’t last very long, usually less than a year.
Education and the Relationship to Employment
- No High School Diploma: 42% employed
- A High School Diploma: 69%
- Some College or Associate’s 79%
- Bachelor’s Degree and Higher: 88%
The Benefits of Teen Employment
Furthermore, it has been shown that disadvantaged youth who have some job experience are less likely to leave high school before graduating. Another effect of employment is high schoolers who have work experience are more likely to enter college, commit less crime and to have greater earning potential in the future. To this end, youth employment placement programs have been created to operate during school or over the summer.
Disadvantages of Teen Employment
Male vs. Female Employment
How Youth Job Programs are Helping
Career and Technical Education is a federally subsidized school program that prepares students for highly skilled occupations. The programs are usually centered in fields that are emerging with the need for employees who are trained in science, computers and math.