A Federal Reserve Bank report ranks the metropolitan area near the top third of 121 metropolitan areas studied for the availability of so-called opportunity occupations.
Reading, PA —
A Federal Reserve Bank report ranks the Reading metropolitan area 46th out of 121 metropolitan areas studied for the availability of so-called opportunity occupations: jobs that do not require a four-year degree, but that pay above the median annual wage.
The report, titled “Opportunity Occupations Revisited,” was released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Cleveland.
“The research represents an effort to learn more about the extent and nature of employee opportunities for the two-thirds of American adults who don’t have a four year college degree,” said Keith Wardrip, the community development research manager for