As tough as the labor market is, college grads still have an easier time than those with only a high school degree. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent -- compared to a staggering 11 percent for those with only a high school diploma. Still, a new study released Tuesday shows... Read More »
The underemployed college graduate with a liberal arts degree has almost become a sad cliché in the new economy. But what about a trained environmental scientist, with years of professional experience? Surely, he won't be forced to resort to flipping burgers or working the cash register?
Consider... Read More »
By Jessica Stillman
It's a scary world out there for young people looking to start their careers, and this has led to plenty of college education panic. Don't have a degree, say a host of hyperventilating pundits and extremely anxious parents, and you'll almost certainly be consigned to low-paid wage slavery... Read More »
By Kaitlin Dewey, Kiplinger.com
College isn't for everyone. Sure, earning a degree will improve your income potential, but skyrocketing tuition costs are a deterrent for some. Others choose not to continue their schooling for a host of reasons, from family obligations to a desire to start collecting a... Read More »
By Beth Braccio Hering
Imagine a 1950s auto mechanic stepping into a modern repair shop. While some familiar hand tools would remain, the worker would be stunned by the sophisticated diagnostic equipment needed to work on ordinary cars equipped with computers and electronic components.
The mechanic's high... Read More »