Job Market Less Than Kind To Recent College Grads

The NY Times has the newest studies and infographics on how new college graduates are faring in this wicked-fun economy. Basically, the higher-educated are working for pennies in jobs totally unrelated to their fields of study.

Debt resulting from all that higher-ed tuition and all those textbooks is insane ($20,000 is standard), and must sting quite a bit for the delivery-truck-driving bio-chem majors who can barely afford rent, let alone visibly diminish their debt pile.

It’s no wonder some of the extra-pissed grads have headed back for PhDs—this tactic puts off the wretchedness of having to accept a job one is totally overqualified for and keeps the student loan debt collectors at bay. In a few years these super grads will be overqualified beyond all reason and will have enough debt to last them a lifetime. It’s a way to survive, yes. But the wrongness of that particular higher education life cycle hurts to witness. Whose brilliant idea was it to start charging for education? Stupid humans.

Posted by Alexa Harrington

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    • Cabela
    • May 23rd, 2011

    Computer sciences, as always, pays higher.

    • Luanna Paillant
    • May 26th, 2011

    Thank you for the good writeup!

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