What is your degree worth?

Their are 320,000 waiters and waitresses with college degrees and more than 8,000 of them have postgraduate degrees !

Recently on America Now their was a special on education in America . The discussion was about how millions of young adults are going to college each year and graduating with millions of dollars in loans but when they come out they can’t even find a job .

A lot of young adults come out of college with no kind of experience in their major so when they do try to get a job they can’t get hired because they have no experience . A lot of young adults who go to college are actually tricked into taking classes they really don’t need to graduate therefore they have to spend extra time in college and create extra student loan bills .

America has always been known as a country of opportunity ;People come from other countries to get an education and they don’t return to their homeland they stay over here . The problem is too many young adults are born in America but they are living a nightmare . People including myself have always been taught that a degree will automatically entitle you to a good paying job but that’s not so true in today’s economy .

Instead of going to a four year university a lot of young adults are going to trade school or a community college . I know their is someone reading this thinking ,”No one is going to hire you unless you have a Bachelors degree ” and that is a huge myth .

According to CNBC the number of trade school students have increased and they are doing the job for more students . CNBC also states that trade schools used to be looked at as a “poor stepsister”(which means poor alternative ) but now they are looked upon as equal as a four year university .

http://www.cnbc.com/id/40680866

As I mentioned above most jobs require some sort of experience so if someone graduated from an Ivy League college with all A’s that is the same as not having a degree because you have not proven to have enough knowledge in the field you are trying to go in . According to job data from the early 1990s to 2008 their were 20 million jobs created but out of those 20 million jobs that were created 12 million didn’t require a college degree and these statistics are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . So as we look at the data we can see only 8 million jobs required a college degree .

I know that it sounds like I’m saying a college degree isn’t required but that’s not what I am saying . Having more than a high school diploma can be an advantage because according to USGovInfo a person who has more education earns more but this is not always the case .

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/moneymatters/a/edandearnings.htm

A lot of people aren’t informed that we are living under a new economy but the fact is we are . Forty years ago a Bachelors degree would have ensured you a great job and a great life but that’s unfortunately not the case anymore . According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics more than 17 million people are working jobs that require less than the skill level associated with a Bachelors degree .

So once we break the statics down we see that their are 320,000 waiters and waitresses with college degrees and more than 8,000 of them have postgraduate degrees !

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