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Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class

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More than 20% of gaming employees further their education and earn a degree

Oxford Economics released a seminal report outlining the quality, range and skills associated with the more than 200 types of careers at hundreds of casinos across 40 states. Oxford’s report titled, “Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class,” reveals that gaming:

Creates Jobs and Opportunities: Gaming offers a vast array of career paths for a diverse segment of the U.S. workforce. According to projections, the industry is on track to add more than 62,000 well-paying jobs in the next decade. Additionally, few industries employ as diverse a workforce as gaming. Forty-five percent of gaming’s workforce is comprised of minorities and nearly half (48%) are women – both far higher than the national average. 

Promotes Educational Attainment: In addition to the industry’s many programs providing benefits such as tuition reimbursement and citizenship assistance, companies also encourage flexibility to allow employees to pursue ongoing education. An industry-wide commitment to employee development creates a culture of upward mobility while also providing the security and stability of well-paying jobs.

Builds the Middle Class: Gaming provides hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs to workers from diverse backgrounds with wide-ranging levels of job experience and areas of expertise. With salaries comparable to – or above – the national average and companies dedicated to growing employee talents and responsibilities, the gaming industry serves as a gateway to the middle class. For many U.S. workers, gaming offers an opportunity to earn above the U.S. average annual salary.

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