- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) - Each year, the Road Scholar Program takes 100,000 people on trips to all 50 states and 150 foreign countries. About 90 percent of the program’s participants have an advanced degree, program spokeswoman Stacie Fasola said. They also come from a wide variety of fields and occupations. Here’s a glance at the demographics of Road Scholar participants:

- The average first-time participant is 60.

- The average participant is 70

- 28 percent have a bachelor’s degree

- 43.5 percent have a master’s degree

- 6 percent have a medical, dentistry, law or another professional degree, and

- 10.2 percent have a doctorate

- 59.1 percent of participants earn $75,000 or more each year

- 26.4 percent worked as a teacher in their previous careers.

- 8 percent worked as a nurse, medical technician or other medical occupation

- 4.8 percent worked as an engineer or a scientist

- 4.6 percent worked as a manager or a supervisor

- 4.5 percent worked at the executive management level in a corporation

- 3.8 percent worked as social worker or a psychologist

- 3.8 percent worked as a librarian

- 3.6 percent were self-employed and owned their own business

- 3.1 percent worked as a secretary or an administrative assistant, and

- 2.6 percent worked as an analyst or programmer

For more information on the Road Scholar program, visit www.roadscholar.org.

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Source: Road Scholar Program

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com

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