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46% Of College Grads Underemployed

46% of college grads say they’re working in jobs that do not require a college degree within two years of graduating college.

My first job after college was the “Graveyard Shift” as a security guard at the then-new Chestnut Hill Atrium on Rt. 9 right near Boston College, followed by three years of bartending 6-7 days per week before heading to law school.

The difference is that, back then, I had about $12K in student loans to pay back, which I did while living at home for a few months. ┬áToday’s college grads have $35-100K, or even more, in student loans.

Pretty hard to service that debt while making 12 bucks an hour.

Here’s the data:

http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-college-grads-survey-underemployed-graduates.aspx