College grads are getting jobs, but it’s not because of their degree

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – In some ways, life after graduation has been promising for the newest college graduates. More than half of the class of 2014 is employed, but there’s somewhat of a discouraging lining.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, a little more than half of that employed group of graduates is working in jobs that don’t require the expensive degree they just earned.

Sean Rooney told 22News he’s not really surprised since the job market is still so competitive, but he hopes he’ll land in his desired field. “You kind of have to like what you’re going to do, you don’t want to be miserable while you’re doing it. If you’re going to start something make sure you’re happy going into it,” he said.

Students in health care and STEM majors, which include science, technology, engineering and math, are the most likely to find full-time work in their field.

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