We created a prototype labor market search tool that taps into a database of over 182 million job postings to reveal how often employers mention your degree in their jobs ads. In this article, we look closely at non-technical degrees.
While it’s true that gigs provide less work security and fewer benefits than stable, full-time, structured employment, they do seem to offer that meaningful and romantic Kerouac-like work where the desire for adventure is a major motivator. So are gigs the way of the future? Are they good jobs? Should schools focus on training for them? When we look at the data, the answers appear to be not yet.