Regional Workforce Research

Career pathways for middle-skill jobs in the Greater Washington region’s leading industry clusters

The Washington metro area has a polarized workforce in that there are many good paying jobs for people with high levels of education and training, and many other jobs that pay relatively low wages and require minimal skills. What is often missing are more middle-skill jobs that can pay a family-sustaining wage and create opportunities for personal and career development. This report—prepared by CRA and Business Development Advisors—shines a light on a set of middle-skill jobs in our region’s leading industry clusters and shows pathways into and beyond these jobs for individuals who currently do not hold a college degree.

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We have also developed two-page profiles of several key middle-skill jobs in the Washington Region’s leading industry clusters. These are available below.