Education will always be key to good jobs
The Daily Herald story Nov. 11 that 53 million people are in low-paying jobs distorts the truth.
It does not address how many of those people are working part-time as young people or older workers trying to supplement their incomes in retirement. But more importantly, that for many even full-time workers, it is their first job.
Ultimately though, there is absolutely no way a worker can achieve middle wage or higher without first getting a good education and/or learning a trade. This hasn't changed in this country in 100 years. So some advice to young people:
Stay in school and graduate high school.
Go to college, even if only part-time, to get good at what you have interest in. Preferably STEM-related or go to a trade school or community college to learn a trade that interests you.
Continue to learn, even after you have a job. Never stop. Change is inevitable in life.
Good-paying jobs don't just happen. There is a need and to fill that need, you must be ready to answer. This hasn't changed in 100 years either.