This article by MarketWatch clearly displays the struggles for summer employment for today’s students. Interestingly, this decline is in tandem with the overall productive gains from American workers (1979). There...
Your degree will determine you employment status in today’s job market, especially for those aged 22 to 26. Here are some interesting facts:
- Most employed degree is education majors (94.9%) followed by agriculture and natural resources majors (95.5%), physical science majors (95%) and industrial arts, consumer services and recreation majors (94.6%)
- Lowest employed degree is architecture (89.7%), communication and journalism (91.8%), social sciences (91.9%), psychology and social work (91%), law and public policy (91.4%), and humanities and liberal arts (91.6%)
- Graduate degrees assist in being employed, especially for those experienced workers aged 35 to 54, dropping to a low of 96.7% employed at the peak of the financial crisis.
- With college debt totaling $1.16 trillion in 2014, the question to ask is “What did I get for my money”
- Projected full employment is forecasted in 2017, about 97.5%
- Recent college graduates wage premium over high school graduates by 140%, with engineering earning double
- The demand for college graduates has not diminish
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