Did you know that according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, one in three Americans with bachelor’s degrees work in jobs that the Labor Departments reports do not require college degrees at all? Yes, some of those people are working in jobs that don’t require college degrees by choice, but many are working in these jobs by necessity.
As a new infographic from CollegeDegrees.net shows, the number of PhD recipients and master’s degree holders who are on food stamps and other types of welfare in the United States tripled between 2007 and 2010. What types of jobs do these highly-educated people have? 24.6% of amusement park workers have at least a bachelor’s degree as do 21.6% of customer service representatives. 5% of janitors or cleaners have at least a bachelor’s degree. In fact, more than 5,000 janitors and cleaners have PhDs.
You can see all of the details in the infographic below (click to view the full-size infographic at the source).
Are you surprised by these statistics?