Skip to comments.Five Million College Grads in Jobs that Don't Require a High School Diploma
Posted on 02/11/2013 8:05:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A new study finds that 48% of recent college graduates are now in jobs that do not require a bachelors degree, and 37% hold jobs that require just a high school diploma.
The study, titled Why Are Recent College Graduates Underemployed? University Enrollments and Labor Market Realities," was conducted by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity using employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"Student-loan programs and federal assistance programs are based on some sort of implicit assumption that we're training people for the jobs of the future," says Richar Vedder, director of the center and a professor emeritus at Ohio University. "In reality, a lot of them are not."
The study found that the proportion of over-educated workers is on the rise. In 1970, less than 1% of taxi drivers and 2% of firefighters held college degrees. Today, over 15% do in each profession. Moreover, five million college graduates are now in jobs that dont even require a high school diploma.
Kristopher Del Campo, 23 and a senior majoring in psychology at DePaul University, says that many of his classmates fear todays dismal job market and are instead opting for graduate school, which will make them even more overqualified for jobs...
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There’s no requirement that POTUS needs to graduate from HS, nor have ANY understanding of American History.
I have ZERO sympathy...
I know a PhD in Education selling used cars (and doing rather well at that).
The simple fact is that a lot of the jobs that require a college degree, really don’t. Seems that a good many college degrees are more a means of keeping professors employed than anything.
Someone with reasonable intelligence and ambition can learn just about anything on the job. I’m not going to trust a brain surgeon with OJT but I’m a high school dropout who learned to program, operate, and maintain robotics while managing a paint room full of painters.
College professors and their students should be on the cutting edge pushing the envelope in science and technology.
I guess this is why we need more Indian EE’s. US College grads just aren’t prepared for the real job opportunities. Maybe the next generation will get the message.
Ya think there may be something wrong here?
Many times, the first thing they ask you when you apply in person or online is if you have a bachelor’s degree. For jobs that really don’t require one.
Most entry-level jobs could be done without a college degree, the point is to eventually get promoted.
And there are plenty of high school grads doing work that should require a degree.
>And for every single one of them that voted for Obozo,,,
>I have ZERO sympathy...
Not all college-grads are “young and dumb”, it took me a decade [almost] to get my bachelors (got interrupted a couple times w/ deployments).
Another question is what’s “recent”, within the last 2 years, 5, six-months?
The best engineer I ever worked with was a guy who worked 30 years on the shop floor before deciding to take night classes so he could work in the air conditioned design lab.
He actually understood that the things he designed had to translate into the real world through processes that had to be completed in a matter of seconds rather than hours.
I have seen many a machinist become a programmer on his own.
Amen to that as well brother.
The best design engineers are folks that started repairing hardware.
It’s kind of like being a mustang officer.
There are lots of guys with book smarts that just don’t see some of the real world problems.
I went to work in a bindery as a temp doing line labor and ended up as the sole operator and set up man on the most expensive complicated 3 knife trimmer in the shop.
I spent 3 weeks training with an angry east German who kept throwing my tools in the trash because they weren’t “minimeters”. I didn’t feel like I learned anything but when he left I was amazed to realize that I knew that machine inside and out.
I saw a sign once for a table waiting job that said “liberal arts majors need not apply”
I always get to train the new supervisors and engineers.
I think I am getting ripped off LOL
There are advantages to training your next boss.
Yes, I suppose there are.
Quite frankly, I have turned down many promotions.
I know I am not made for management.
I haven’t the patience or demeanor for it.
10% of your people take up 90% of your time.
I would say something that was not politically correct.
Also, I always tell the new manager “congratulations, now you are going to get ****ed from both ends” LOL
We have a you fellow now that I trained, he will go very far in management, he has exceptional people skills and knows how to motivate people without upsetting them.
He is gifted at it, and I told him so.