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7 Worst-Paying Jobs That Require a Degree

Maybe think twice before going into public service

(Newser) - Just because you have a college degree doesn't mean you're going to make a lot of money. To that end, 24/7 Wall St. lists the 14 lowest-paying jobs that typically require a college degree:
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Custodian Lands Dream Job After Earning Degree at 54

Michael Vaudreuil had to start over when he lost everything in 2008

(Newser) - Michael Vaudreuil first made headlines in May when the custodian received a degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts-based Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the very school the 54-year-old had spent the past decade cleaning. Now he's got another big announcement: a dream job with multibillion-dollar aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, where... More »

You Can Now Get a College Degree in Pizza

Pizza Hut to offer 1.5K apprenticeships over 5 years

(Newser) - Consider yourself to be a pizza expert? You can now make it official thanks to Pizza Hut. The restaurant chain is teaming up with Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK to offer 1,500 apprenticeships to students who will learn everything from food production to financial analysis in academic and... More »

Scott Walker Has No College Degree: Should It Matter?

Analysis by Politico finds that it shouldn't

(Newser) - When Scott Walker joins the 2016 race next week, he will in one sense be a rare political bird: a candidate without a college degree. Should it matter to voters that he left Marquette in his junior year to take a job with the Red Cross? Probably not, asserts an... More »

11-Year-Old With 3 College Degrees: It's No Big Deal

Tanishq Abraham graduated from American River College on Wednesday

(Newser) - Tanishq Abraham dreams of one day becoming a Nobel Prize-winning doctor/medical researcher and the president of the United States. That may not be such a stretch for him, since graduating with three degrees from California's American River College at the age of 11 "isn't much of... More »

6 Celebs Who Just Got a College Degree

Some earned traditionally, some honorary

(Newser) - Elin Nordegren gave a rare public speech Saturday—because she graduated Rollins College with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and won an award for her 3.96 GPA, People reports. The 34-year-old started classes on the Florida campus in 2005, and took some time off when her kids were... More »

Fed Report: College Diploma Worth $831K

Grads will out-earn those who skip college by that much, says study

(Newser) - Is college still a good investment despite the soaring cost of tuition? Most definitely, concludes a new report by the San Francisco Fed . It found that most of those who graduate with a four-year degree can expect to earn about $831,000 more by retirement age than those who skip... More »

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