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Less Than Half of Grads Have Jobs Requiring a Degree

41% are overqualified for their jobs, 11% unemployed

(Newser) - The latest man-are- young - people - screwed statistic: More than half of those who graduated from college in 2011 and 2012 haven't been able to put their education to work in the job market, according to a study released this week. Researchers found that 41% were working jobs... More »

McDonald's: Our Cashiers Don't Need College Degree

Job post raised eyebrows

(Newser) - If you were outraged to read, as the Washington Examiner reported, that a Massachusetts McDonald's was requiring potential cashiers to have a bachelor's degree, we have good news for you: It's not. A posting on JobDiagnosis initially listed both the degree and one to two years of... More »

48% Chance You're Overqualified for Your Job

Assuming you have your bachelor's degree, says new study

(Newser) - Next month's college loan payment might be even more of a bitter pill to swallow: A new study out today finds that almost half of all working Americans with college degrees are overqualified for their jobs. In 2010, 5% of all janitors, 15% of cab drivers, and 25% of... More »

Get College Degree, Live 9 Years Longer

Education linked to better health, longevity

(Newser) - Sure, college costs a lot of money and you won’t necessarily get a job after you graduate, but good news! At least you'll live longer in your loan-induced poverty, because higher education is linked to longer life. An annual report from the CDC shows that those who obtain... More »

More Than Half of College Grads Underemployed

For many, degree leads to low-paying jobs, or none at all

(Newser) - The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge, according to an analysis of government data... More »

Top-Paying College Degrees

Engineering, economics, computing take top spots

(Newser) - As the school year begins, students seek out fulfilling and enlightening majors—that will hopefully bring in the big bucks down the road. PayScale lists the highest-paying undergrad degrees and their mid-career median salaries:
  1. Aerospace engineering, $109,000
  2. Chemical engineering, $107,000
  3. Computer engineering, $105,000
  4. Electrical engineering, $102,000
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