A study of New York City’s tech workforce found that 44% of jobs in the city’s “tech ecosystem,” or 128,000 jobs, “are accessible” to people without a Bachelor’s degree. The category covers any job that is enabled by, produced or facilitated by technology.
For instance, a technology specific job that doesn’t require a Bachelor’s degree might be a computer user support specialist, earning $28.80 an hour, according to this study. That job requires an Associate’s degree.
People who gravitate towards tech jobs tend to be the types who tinker and try to learn stuff on their own anyway.
Then when you factor in sites like SkillShare and Codeacademy where you’re learning tech in it’s ‘natural habitat’, this report makes a lot of sense.