Educational attainment refers to the highest level of education that an individual has
achived at the time of employment. This data can also tell us what level of education employers are typically
Many occupations require a certain level of education in order to be eligible to work in that profession, but
do not let that discourage you from applying. In some cases, when applying for jobs with a minimum education credential,
the employer may accept work experience or equivalent experiences to be substituted for education.