A new survey has found that 41 percent of recent college graduates find themselves in work that does not require a college degree.
Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, surveyed 1,005 new workers who graduated in 2011 and 2012 (without going to graduate school) to compare job realities with the expectations of the class of 2013.
Of the recent graduates, 63 percent said they’ll need more training to get the job they desire, with 42 percent of those believing a graduate degree will help. Upcoming graduates don’t seem to agree, as only 18 percent say they’ll need graduate school.
“A solution is sorely needed to bridge the disconnect between employers that are concerned about college graduates being unprepared for available jobs and the graduates who feel overqualified for them,” said David Smith, senior managing director of Talent & Organization at Accenture.
41% of Recent College Graduates Overqualified for Work - HackCollege
I remember a local plant here that said people had to have a bachelor’s degree to even be looked at for a job. Not every job should require a degree and in fact I have heard some places prefer that people do not have a degree so that they can train them properly.