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Message from our Provost and Chief Academic Officer,
John Woods, PhD

About the University of Phoenix Career Institute™

The University of Phoenix Career Institute™ was created to address broad, persistent and systemic barriers to career advancement through research-based solutions and impactful partnerships that break down barriers Americans face in their careers.

Message from our Provost and Chief Academic Officer,
John Woods, PhD

THE CAREER OPTIMISM INDEX™

A comprehensive study of American workers’ career perceptions

This year’s Career Optimism Index™  found that despite facing unprecedented challenges and a turbulent economy amidst COVID-19, Americans remain optimistic and hopeful about their careers. However, persistent barriers keep Americans from advancing their careers. 

The Barriers

1 in 3 Americans say COVID-19 has taken their career off course, and 42% don’t see a clear path forward for advancing their careers.

The Resiliency

8 in 10 Americans believe they are highly employable and adapt easily to new work situation, but they need help.

The Hope

Yet, 78% are hopeful about the future of their careers and 70% say that hope got them through 2020. 

Career Optimism Index
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To learn more about the Career Institute™ or the Career Optimism Index™, please contact us at careerinstitute@phoenix.edu

To learn more about the Career Institute™ or the Career Optimism Index™, please contact us at careerinstitute@phoenix.edu