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July 21, 2018

EdX Survey Finds That about 1/3 of Americans Ages 25 – 44 Have Completely Changed Fields Since Starting Their First Job Post-College

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by EdX has announced the results of a survey of 1,000 consumers ages 25 – 44 around trends related to career transformations. The survey found that 32 percent of respondents have considered making a career change at some point within the past year, and 29 percent of respondents have completely changed fields since starting their first job post college. The chief drivers of these continuous shifts are a desire for salary increase (39 percent) or interest in another field (21 percent). EdX commissioned the survey in order to further identify the types of challenges faced by learners, specifically as they look to change industries, in an effort to provide optimized access to quality, career-relevant education to all.  The workplace is changing more rapidly than ever before and employers are in need of highly-skilled talent. Faced with this ever-changing workplace, candidates seeking to change or advance their careers are tasked with gaining the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. In addition, many of these in-demand fields are so newly emerging that they do not map back to traditional fields of study — according to edX’s survey findings, only a fifth of respondents consider their education from their college major to be translatable to their current field.

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