This article explains a lot. I graduated in 2009 with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have been unable to find a job. I am over qualified for most jobs and don’t have enough experience for those related to my field. No one has been willing to take a chance on me and after reading this information below I see that I am certainly not alone. One of my professors told me that about half my graduating class has been unable to find work.
“For a new college graduate, things can be rather depressing. Just consider the following statistics….
*About a third of all college graduates end up taking jobs that don’t even require college degrees.
*In the United States today, there are more than 100,000 janitors that have college degrees.
*In the United States today, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.
There are millions of college graduates that are unemployed in America today. There are millions of others that have been forced to take very low paying jobs because that is all they can get.
It is no coincidence that incomes for households led by someone between the ages of 25 and 34 have fallen by about 12 percent after you adjust for inflation since the year 2000.
Young people in America are under intense financial pressure right now.
The system of higher education in this country is badly broken and it desperately needs to be fixed.”
- College Degree = $10-Hour Job (forbes.com)
- If You Lose Your Job, A College Degree May Not Protect You (huffingtonpost.com)