Skip to comments.1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed (and the idiots will still vote for Obama)
Posted on 04/24/2012 3:25:30 PM PDT by tobyhill
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 dont fully use their skills and knowledge.
Young adults with bachelors degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example and thats confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans.
An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press lays bare the highly uneven prospects for holders of bachelors degrees.
Opportunities for college graduates vary widely.
While theres strong demand in science, education and health fields, arts and humanities flounder. Median wages for those with bachelors degrees are down from 2000, hit by technological changes that are eliminating midlevel jobs such as bank tellers. Most future job openings are projected to be in lower-skilled positions such as home health aides, who can provide personalized attention as the U.S. population ages.
Taking underemployment into consideration, the job prospects for bachelors degree holders fell last year to the lowest level in more than a decade.
I dont even know what Im looking for, says Michael Bledsoe, who described months of fruitless job searches as he served customers at a Seattle coffeehouse. The 23-year-old graduated in 2010 with a creative writing degree.
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“I dont even know what Im looking for, says Michael Bledsoe, who described months of fruitless job searches as he served customers at a Seattle coffeehouse.” The 23-year-old graduated in 2010 with a creative writing degree.
You just found it, Michael. It’s called hopeychangey.
That “Creative Writing” degree is going to take him far.
How’s the degree in ‘peace studies’ workin’ out for ya, boy?
They are hoping to get welfare and a free iPad..those idiots will continue to vote for Obama as long as he promises them free treats
A creative writing degree? WTF was this idiot thinking? Sadly, it seems to be the rule, rather than the exception from where I sit. I’m the corporate recruiter for a major automotive manufacturer. I get so many resumes from lunkheads with bullshyte degrees in “World Music Theory”, “Eastern Philosophy”, or my favorite - “Liberal Arts”.
Morons. I need Engineers, Technicians, Buyers, Programmers. Tangible, practical, applicable tradesmen (and women). Not these nonsense degrees that don’t amount to anything but making junior feeeeel good about himself.
It’s not “the economy’s” fault. It’s the dipwads that don’t have a clue what’s valuable to an employer.
Goes to show that being educated doesn't make someone smart or intelligent.
With creative writing degree, NBC has an opening if you are good at editing other people’s words.
There are opportunities out there. Wonder how much time they’re devoting to job-seeking?
Now he can creatively’ write about his time as a barista.
“Hows the degree in peace studies workin out for ya, boy?”
Michael: “that was my second major”
Whether or not the idiots vote for Obama depends on how good a job the GOP does in choosing their nominee. An eloquent, conservative fighter could get the job done. Odds are we're in trouble.
It would be intriguing to have the data showing how many of these poor unfortunates majored in “Pre-wed” or “Ethnic Studies 1.01” or “Uderwater Basketweaving” or some other esoteric or obscure, or in practicle terms useless major.....oe chose a meaningful major, but spent their days partying and/or demonstrating and barely squeaked by with a questionable degree.
When I went to college I don’t think you could find an institution, even the most crappy ones, with something like a degree in Creative Writing. At my school, journalism and poli-sci were the bottom of the barrel.
Losing the nose ring might help.
I graduated from university in 2006. Our journalism department were choc full of idiots that our fraternity never recruited from them. I did date some PolSci students as some of them were hot, but brain-dead when it comes to reality.
Isn't ExxonMobil looking for a new CFO?
Who counsels these kids when they make college plans? Does earning a living not even enter into the discussions? What 'job' did the young man THINK his degree would qualify him for? The Snooki/Obama generation. God help us!
They are NOT HIRING.