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There are different levels of social class in the United States. The most common is the middle class. The people in the middle class are usually managers, small business owners, lower status professionals such as teachers, and sales workers. These people have a high school education and generally some college.
There are also different levels in the middle class. The lowest level of the middle class is the lower middle class. These people are the lower paid white color workers. However, they are not manual laborers. They usually have a college education. Some people in the lower middle class include police officers, teachers, nurses, office workers, etc. These people have a standard living.
The other level of the middle class is the upper middle class. These people are usually professionals who have a college education. They also usually have a postgraduate degree as well. These people are doctors, lawyers, dentists, bankers, professors, etc. These people are highly educated.
The working class can also be categorized in the middle class, however, it is close to the lower class. The working class are the higher blue collar workers such as truck drivers and low paid sales workers. Some pink collar workers can also be in this category. Anyone in the middle class will most likely at least have a high school education. Most will also go on to college or graduate school. People in the middle class have a pretty standard lifestyle. They are above the poverty line, but are not rich.