An article written by Jordan Weissmann on The Atlantic, tells about students becoming “underemployed” right after getting out of college. Underemployed meaning that their current job after college did not require their degree; this is where the majority of young adults are being employed. The study included young graduates within the years 22-27 and graduates that are above 27 to 65, the number of recently graduated students are constantly getting jobs that dont need their degrees. The article also brings attention to the jobs that are becoming available throughout the years. As the years are going by, the number of good paying jobs (45k a year) are declining, while the low wage jobs (25k a year) are rising. And this is where recent grads are ending up in, in the low wage jobs, that are on the rise. Ofcourse that is for the moment, but on the other hand alot of college students end up making over 30k over the years. Not many are stuck being baristas or walking dogs for a living for a long time but it sort of makes you wonder if your degree is worth it not.
The article has 2 graph’s but i’ll only use one for this post, the entire article lies here: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/the-growth-of-college-grads-in-dead-end-jobs-in-2-graphs/283137/