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Trends and Demographics of People Upskilling, Reskilling, and Switching Careers

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The education landscape is changing, and with it the demographics of those attending training programs. Here at Climb, we finance skills training programs for several career paths, including:

Now with the ever-increasing question of “is traditional or non-traditional education more beneficial,” you might find yourself wondering if you’d fit into a career training program. We’ve gathered data from thousands of Climb Credit respondents, so you can have a glimpse at what the average career school attendee looks like!

Average age

34

Respondents' employment before attending a career training program

Full-time: 14,293
Part-time: 3,265
Self-employed/freelance: 2,412
Student: 1,566
Unemployed: 3,854
Prefer not to say: 514

Education level of respondents before attending a career training program

Some college: 7,211
High school/equivalent: 7,117
Bachelors: 6,911
Masters: 2,166
Associates: 1,873
Some high school: 609
Doctoral: 192
Prefer not to say: 124

Gender ratio of respondents

Geographic distribution of respondents

Top states

CA
FL
TX
NY
GA
CO
WA
AZ
IL
NC

Top cities

New York City
San Francisco
Miami
Austin
Denver
Chicago
Los Angeles
Atlanta
Seattle
San Antonio

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Average age based on data provided by 46,776 Climb applicants.
Previous employment information provided by 25,904 Climb applicants.
Previous education information provided by 26,203 Climb applicants.
Gender identity information provided by 47,394 Climb applicants.
Geographic data provided by 49,616 Climb applicants.

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