Career and Technical Education and Basic Job Skills A four year college education is not necessary for everyone to have a successful working career. Typically most jobs only require a two year technical degree or certificate and a four year degree is a misuse of money and resources. Here are some basic job skills which every person needs and are not typically within the realm of high school dropouts. Most are earned through continuing education. Ninth Grade or Higher Math Skills (completion of at least Algebra I) Ninth Grade or Higher Reading Skills (newspapers are written at fifth grade level) Problem Solving Ability Ability to Use Computers Earning a high school degree and at least a two year technical degree or certificate is the new basis for marketable employment skills today. This is why it is critical for people to continue their education, regardless of their situation. #career #education #job #skills