Cool Jobs, That Don't Require College, Are Hiring At A Historically High Rates

Submitted by: lalapancakes 1 year ago in News & Politics

The U.S. economic labor force is supporting science and math graduates better than humanities majors. Or, at least this is what the Atlantic says based on Department of Labor Stats. The idea of math and science majors being in more demand seems to make sense but in my own personal circle of friends, I know at least three unemployed engineers who are bitter at the oversaturated industry. So I’m going to take the Atlantic’s articulation of the current state of hired vs. unemployed millennials, with a grain of salt. That being said the jobless rates among college grads are "better" but still suck. According to the Atlantic, the issue is extra stiff for us dumbies who didn’t choose math or science for school. One other significant stat the Atlantic did point out was the rise of non-college labor.

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Excerpt from The Atlantic:

"Meanwhile, something deeper seems to have changed. In the labor market for young college grads, non-college jobs have proliferated faster than jobs that have historically required a college degree."

So, like small business staff and corporate dregs… I wonder which is more substantial. Another post for another time. Till then, I will commiserate with anyone with college debt as a day worker at a non-college gig.

There are 10 comments:
Male 1,152
How many of these jobs are at mcdonalds or walmart?
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Male 1,249
Too many.
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Male 1,682
These types of jobs have always been there, in a very real sense they keep any country running. Auto mechanics, Elevator repair, Machinists, carpenters, heavy machine operators and the like, some of them make 100,000$ a year or more.
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Male 297
Education is great, but college sure does seem like a waste of money...especially with so many people going that route
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Male 1,341
Can I be a fluffer ?
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