Less Than Half of Grads Have Jobs Requiring a Degree
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 May 8, 2013
College just isn't worth what it used to be.
A survey out Tuesday found that 41% of college graduates from the last two years are stuck in jobs that don't require a degree.
onsulting firm Accenture talked to 1,005 students who graduated from college in 2011 and 2012 and haven't returned to graduate school. In addition to those who are underemployed, 11% said they are unemployed, with 7% reporting they haven't had a job since graduating.
The lack of job options in their chosen fields are weighing grads down, as nearly half of the recent graduates believe they would fare better in the job market if they'd pursued a different major.
Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said they would need additional training in order to start their chosen career, with 42% saying they expect to go to graduate school. That's a sharp change in thinking from those still in school: A separate survey by Accenture found that only 18% of the class of 2013 expects to need graduate school.
It will likely be much higher, as job prospects are grim for the class of 2013. The unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 7.6%, and recent graduates fare even worse, according to the Labor Department.
---Thanks for "fixing" the economy Obama
#2 May 8, 2013
Been that was since Bush, nanny stater.
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