Report finds 37% of college graduates in jobs that only need high school diploma

Economic Collapse News has reported on the dangers and costs associated with post-secondary education. There have been reports that more than 5,000 PhDs are working as janitors, while some students are turning to stripping or sugar daddies.

A new report by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity shows that people who are trying to attain or have already obtained a Bachelor’s Degree are wasting their time and money because of the job statistics.

Here is a look at education and the job market:

–          48 percent of employed American workers are in jobs that require less than a four-year college education

–          11 percent of employed college graduates are in positions that require more than a high school diploma but less than a Bachelor’s.

–          37 percent are in jobs that require nothing more than a high school diploma

“Past and projected future growth in college enrollments and the number of graduates exceeds the actual or projected growth in high-skilled jobs, explaining the development of the underemployment problem and its probable worsening in future years.”

With the tremendous tuition rates and the high debt levels just to receive a paper, you may want to think twice about that degree in ancient history, philosophy, film or sociology.

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