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Study: 37 percent of employed
college graduates didn’t even
need their education

Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Robby Soave

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/29/2013 11:53:09 AM

With record numbers of college graduates underemployed in jobs that don’t actually require degrees, economists are joking that even aspiring janitors may soon have to get master’s degrees to compete for jobs. A study released Monday by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity found that 37 percent of employed graduates didn’t need to attend college at all to successfully perform their current jobs. (Snip) “Just as a bachelor’s degree gives current applicants for bartender jobs an edge over those with just a high-school diploma, so a master’s degree holder will have an advantage

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rollingcow, 1/29/2013 12:11:14 PM     (No. 9146447)

The Calf has a degree in History-he works Nuclear Security, but the degree did make them look at him closer.
Mrs. Cow

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/29/2013 12:14:39 PM     (No. 9146457)

For years, the economy has been sufficiently robust to sustain the employment of college graduates with no marketable skills (the result of gender and racial studies programs, as well as an excess of graduates with liberal arts vs technical degrees). But this is no longer true, and the days of a lib arts major finding a decent job right out of school may be gone forever. Because of this, it is pure folly for students and their parents to attend expensive schools unless they are certain their education will pay off in the long run. Likewise, it´s folly for the federal government to continue to provide education loans to students who will likely not be able to pay them back.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: blizzard, 1/29/2013 12:16:10 PM     (No. 9146462)

I haven´t worked in my degree field since 1996. Everything I´ve learned to do my current job, I learned on my own as I went along. We need corporate apprenticeships instead of 4-5 years of liberal BS that teaches you next to nothing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/29/2013 12:16:24 PM     (No. 9146464)

Yep, humanities studies and other bs degrees seldom have much to do with burger flipping management.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 80coyotekate, 1/29/2013 12:18:46 PM     (No. 9146473)

What ticks me off is that working people pay for these "over educated crumbs" with our high taxes and lower standard of living.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/29/2013 12:20:53 PM     (No. 9146481)

Man: Johnny, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Johnny:I wanna work for the government.
Man: Why?
Johnny: Cuz, you get paid big bucks, full health care and a big pension. Plus, if I screw up I get promoted.
Man: Wouldn`t that make you feel guilty? You know, taking so much for doing so little?
Johnny: Oh heck no. Guilt was the first thing they took from us in Bureaucrat School.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/29/2013 12:30:46 PM     (No. 9146499)

In Dear Leader´s America, we have college graduates competing with illegal immigrants for jobs.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/29/2013 12:54:57 PM     (No. 9146563)

I bet most of those employed college graduates will spend most of their working lives paying off their student loans, too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/29/2013 1:02:54 PM     (No. 9146584)

I went to college after I had been working many years in office administration.

I never expected it to be helpful in my career. (Actually, I never wanted a "career" ... just a job that paid me enough to live decently.) I went to college because I enjoyed it, and paid for it myself. I got my B.A. a couple of weeks before my 50th birthday!



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Reply 10 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/29/2013 1:14:29 PM     (No. 9146605)

A degree merely shows potential employers that you have the perseverance to get through a relatively long and tough study program. Most graduates I know are trained on the job after they´re hired.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: GardenGal, 1/29/2013 1:15:34 PM     (No. 9146608)

Many here seem to think the problem is that people got the wrong degrees. No, the problem is that Obama has created the longest recession ever. I don´t care what the stock market is doing. It doesn´t help my kids get jobs. My oldest is one of those who is working below his potential. So far, his education has helped him stay employed and now he was their first choice to get a promotion. The problem is our weak economy. His employer is cutting most people´s hours. It is increasing his since he is a much more productive worker than his co-workers, most of whom have not gone to any college. So yes, while he makes the same hourly wage now, in less than a year he has already inched ahead of his fellow employees. He is moving into a tangential job that if he stays, will be making more than the managers in a few years. If the economy ever improves, he will get an even better job. But for right now, we are grateful he makes enough to live very frugally alone and has enough to pay his bills.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: thewarden, 1/29/2013 5:40:52 PM     (No. 9147122)

My son is in his 2nd semester at the local JC, working on his general credits to transfer to a state university. No reason to spend his college fund irresponsibly. He wants to fly drones but I´m not so hot on the military under the current king, if you know what I mean. Don´t know what direction he needs to pursue! I tell him he needs to love his career so choose wisely and make it work.

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