The Entry-Level Health Care Jobs Men Are (and Are Not) Taking


from Harvard Business Review

Since the 1970s the United States has shifted away from a manufacturing economy and toward a service-sector economy. This shift has been difficult for many workers, but especially for working-class men, who have been hurt by the loss of manufacturing and production jobs that have traditionally provided better wages, benefits, and job security than service-sector jobs. Indeed, the percentage of men working in manufacturing and production jobs — jobs that used to be “good jobs” for men without a college degree — has declined by over 50% since the 1970s, and men’s wages have dropped over the same time period.

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