Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Matching degrees to jobs adds up to much higher lifetime earnings - Mark Schneider, et al, Tribune News Service

Recent graduates often wonder whether all the money and time they spent pursuing a degree was worthwhile. Meanwhile, employers across the nation are having difficulty filling millions of jobs because of a mismatch in the skills students have and the skills employers need. As a result, we have people without jobs and jobs without people. Discussions about the value of college need to focus on enabling students to make informed choices that lead to well-paying careers and meaningful lives. This means choosing the right college and the right major. While students have every right to pursue their passions, they should also have information to see what their future might look like if they do.

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