As we send another crop of graduates into the workforce, the job market continues to be problematic. Consider:
- 1 in 4 recent college graduates remain unemployed
- Another 15 to 20 percent consider themselves under-employed (meaning they aren’t yet fully using their education in their current job)
So how do you beat these odds? And what can future college graduates do avoid this dilemma? This comprehensive infographic from CollegeFeed answers those questions, and many more. For instance, did you know:
- Those with a master’s degree have an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent (compared to 7.9 percent for those with an undergraduate degree)?
- Those pursuing degrees in nursing and education are far more likely to be employed than IT professional and architects
- Where you choose to live is a major factor in how likely it is you’ll find work (unemployment in North Dakota is 3.1 percent, while in Nevada it is 9.6 percent)
Take a look at the data points below, as well as all the great tips for finding work. And then ask yourself: should I reconsider my current career plan?