College Graduates and Professional Careers

College Graduates

The idea that specific jobs belong for specific degrees appears to be a myth in our modern times. Education taught in college and the actual work differ greatly. About 27 percent of college graduates worked on jobs aligned to their major. Moreover, 38 percent were doing jobs that did not need a degree at all.

College graduates are being left behind in the rapidly changing working realm. The students are preparing for imaginary jobs while lacking the skills needed for their desired jobs. There is a gap in skill and it is widening.

Currently, about 65 percent of all the jobs need skill in addition to a high school degree. Interestingly not all companies believe in this, a good example is Apple that announced they no longer need a degree. Google followed suit and did the same, this puts colleges in a difficult situation since they need to decide on technical skills or "hollow" degrees.

Jacob states that during the 1800s, colleges mainly taught liberal arts and philosophy differing greatly from our college teaching styles today. This continued to happen until the early 1900s however, technical education declined in the 1980s. The deterioration took place despite skill-based programs being funded a lot more frequently.

Between the years 2003 and 2015, there was a 16 percent increase in the number of post-secondary institutions that offered professional education courses. Currently, more than 12.5 million college students have signed up for one or more technical education course.

Unfortunately, these courses only train the person for the jobs of today. This means the skills they learn will be rendered useless within the next few years since jobs of the world are rapidly changing.

Work nowadays is automated meaning college graduates would be doing high-value work as artificial intelligence dominates the mundane jobs industry. At first glance, it may appear to be a beneficial aspect since this allows college graduates to fully take control of their careers due to the competition. However, soft skills such as being able to fluently write (in a professional environment, writing competitive business plans is especially important) or communicate become compulsory in such a scenario.

Some colleges genuinely embraced the technical skills aspect whereas others offered them just to be seen as teaching soft skills to students. The soft skill encompass problem solving and team building, which can help a college graduate with current and future jobs. This means the college graduate becomes better equipped for today's economy. A "positive competition" environment must form between colleges, as the position they are in is dire due to this miscalculation.

In 2018 alone, 35 percent of America's population had a minimum four years of college, the highest in the world. This is a facade since these students do not have the necessary work skills needed in our world today.

There is good news however, current college graduates are smart enough to bridge the skill gap. The under-30 year old workers appear to be motivated, sharp and assertive. They have a vision, purpose, direction and they seek to grow. These people understand the need to play multiple roles in companies and losing is not an option for them.

This group will address the skills gap problem by working smart and having the fuel of needing to succeed. New college graduates already have the basics of a college degree, they will not settle for the tiring, outdated and tiresome qualifications path. They choose to go online instead of the traditional way and this provides them with countless ways to help the economy.

In spite of all this, college degrees and their knowledge are still important and obtaining them is vital. Nonetheless, learning skills and honing them from time to time is vital for obtaining side careers and being part of the economy of a nation, it only makes sense for college graduates of today to do so.

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