New students graduate every year. We hear a lot about the debt these students are incurring to get their degrees. What we don’t hear as much about is their entry into the workforce, and the struggles they have finding decent, well paying work. A lot of people place the blame on students. Critics say it’s their fault for their poor job prospects, because they didn’t get a degree in a stable field. We think that’s a narrow view.
While some students go to college and get a degree in non traditional fields, many more go and study a discipline they thought was robust with available jobs. However, by the time they graduate, the field they planned to enter with relative ease, is now in shambles.
Just look at what’s happened to the once vaunted law degree. Getting a degree as a lawyer was once seen as a guaranteed ticket to a better life. Today, the field is in steady decline. The only guarantee a law degree will get you now is a gigantic student loan debt.
A rising population and the wholesale reduction of formerly stable jobs is changing the entire landscape of work. It’s happening fast, and is throwing chaos into many new job seekers immediate future. The clip we chose to highlight this fact is a brief trailer for a documentary called Generation Jobless. It talks about all these problems. It’s a Canadian film, but don’t be fooled, it applies to the U.S., Australia, and many other countries.