Higher Levels of Education Equal Lower Unemployment Rates

job industryThe job market is struggling. The national unemployment rate has been hovering around ten percent for months. However, a new study shows one way you can increase your chances of getting a job: Higher education.

According to, the higher degree of education a person has, the lower his or her chances of being unemployed become. Also, people with higher levels of education can expect a higher salary level. 

Let’s break it down:

Less than a High School Diploma: The average person who has not earned their high school diploma can expect a salary level of $426, and an unemployment rate of nine percent.

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Is College the Only Path to Success?

job industryLast year, President Obama made it clear that he wants America to “have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world” within the next 10 years. It just seems like the thing to do: You graduate high school, go to college, and then get a job in your degree field.

But what if that’s not what you want to do?

For some students, like Brian Crave, going to college just doesn’t seem appealing.

“He’s been afraid we might push him (to attend college)” Brian’s mother said. Now, she isn’t pressuring him to attend school because “kids learn differently, and some just aren’t college material.”

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Priority Candidates Help Recent College Graduates Find Jobs

priority candidatesEveryone knows how hard it is to get a job in the current economic recession. Many students are graduating, and instead of landing a wonderful new job, they are simply keeping their college job. The New York Times reports that less than 20 percent of graduating college students found a job last year. John Challenger, a job market consultant, said job-seekers “will have to find new ways to get in front of hiring authorities, look where other people are not and be willing to take jobs that most people would avoid.” And that’s where Priority Candidates comes into the situation.

Lesley Mitler created Priority Candidates to help recent college graduates find a job. Priority Candidates has also partnered with the Greenberg Education Group, a tutoring company in New York City.

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Humanities Majors Face Dismal Job Outlook

booksAccording to a recent article by The New York Times, students who are majoring in the humanities such as language arts and literature, are facing one of the toughest job markets in recent decades.

The Modern Language Association (MLA) reports that faculty positions will decline 37 percent, the biggest drop since the group began tracking its job listings 35 years ago. The MLA is the largest group of language and literature scholars and professors in the world.

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