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People with career and technical educations and community college associate's degrees are more likely to be employed than their counterparts with bachelor's degrees. Some 30 million jobs in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 per year don't require four-year academic degrees.
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What is the "gig economy"? It's often referred to as "freelancing" or "side hustle".
It's been called "temporary work" but some people make that temporary work their full-time permanent occupation. It's a way to start your business on a shoestring budget. Forbes magazine says, "The concept of creating an income from short-term tasks has been around for a long time. The gig economy is very broad, and encompasses workers who are full-time independent contractors (consultants, for example) to people who moonlight by driving for Uber or Lyft several hours a week."
An upside to working in the gig economy is flexibility and freedom. A downside is uncertainty. In other words, there are the ups and downs of running a business.