Despite today's economy, 89 percent of workers say their careers have opportunities for growth, according to a new survey from University of Phoenix.

Among the respondents who are not in school full time, 41 percent expect to return in the future, and 64 percent plan to do so in the next two years. This figure is even higher for employed respondents as 54 percent intend to return to school.

"There is a skills gap in America," says Dr. Bill Pepicello, president of University of Phoenix. "Employers have jobs available, but many companies are having a difficult time finding workers with the right skills to fill those positions."

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