Most college students graduate with high hopes that they’ll land a great job with good benefits and pay. But the reality for half of graduates is very different.
A new Associated Press study revealed the tough road ahead many college graduates face. One in two are jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. Add to that higher tuition and mounting student loans.
“The majority of people that I know are graduating and end up having to move back home,” college senior Corie Prendergast said. “If they even get a job, it’s not anything that’s going to cover any kind of living expenses.”
The study found there is a strong demand in certain science, education and health fields, but those with degrees in the arts and humanities are struggling.
“They couldn’t find jobs [so they’re] working at gas stations, working at fast food places. It’s kind of like, ‘I’ve spent four years, a bunch of money, $20,000 sometimes in debt on student loans,’ and now they’re working at $10 an hour,” senior Jerrod McKenna explained.
Median wages for those with bachelor’s degrees are down from the year 2000.
Source: Charisma News | MARK MARTIN/CBN NEWS