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Georgetown University knows what they’re talking about. Recently, it is the relationship of your college major vs. unemployment. Who do you think is finding success and not falling into the 7.9% of jobless bachelor holders?

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I’ll give you a hint… STEM. For those visual learners, see more about the recent report here HARD TIMES: Your Major Matters or via NPR by reading If the Employment Game Has Changed, Who is Teaching the Rules?

I’ve said a lot of things about the value of getting a college degree; how it furthers you in life, brings you one step closer to your professional career, etc. However, as high school grads begin to “measure the worth” of their perspective institution – it is key to consider the payoff. Will you be making a decent living by the time you’re an Alum? What will your student loan payment be? Moreover, will the entire “experience” be worth it? These questions (and some additional ones) should be thought of before your sign that tuition check: What’s the Value of a College Degree?

According to US News, the job search for teens look promising for Summer 2013.

Although unemployment for adolescents is one of the highest in the country (approx. 25%), it is expected that jobs will continue to open up for the Millennials if the economy continues upward.

To read more about this research here:
Job-Seeking Teens Might Get A Break This Summer

CareerBuilder shows survey results of the best paying jobs for 2 and 4 year degrees. There are many engineers and technicians in this list. However, the survey still shows that the path to professional success begins with higher education.

Best Paying Jobs for 2-and-4 Year Degrees

“The price of his dream job was saying no to the many good, parallel paths he encountered.”

Probably one of the best articles I have read on career guidance in years. This brings clarity to my love of education and allows me to reflect on how I can best utilize my “highest point of contribution” in the field.

Harvard Business Review: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

 

NPR reports on the value of a college degree. Anthony P. Carnevale, Director and Lead of Study highlights:

The economy has added jobs specifically geared towards populations who have at least a bachelors degree. The unemployment rate for those with a college degree is only at 6% compared to those with only a high school education at 24%.

More specifically, this study creates awareness that ”the economy that is coming is one where the value of education after high school really determines whether or not you join the middle class.” To hear more in detail, click below:

Study: College Degree Holds Its Value