Study shows that most college graduates find jobs despite poor economy

Most students find that by using their college degree, they are able to land a job not long after graduation.
Most students find that by using their college degree, they are able to land a job not long after graduation.

A recent study by Rutger's University aims to show how recent college graduates are managing the job search in a difficult economy, as well as what they think of their first positions.

According to the study, a majority of college students find positions not long after graduation. While almost 30 percent said that they had a job before they were handed their diplomas, over 50 percent said that they were able to find positions within two months of graduation.

About 70 percent of graduates also said that their first job was either somewhat or very closely related to the subject they studied in college. Many students were satisfied with where they were working, with about 27 percent saying that they considered their job a career and 46 percent reporting that it was a stepping stone to a career.

Still, while many people were able to find fulfilling jobs with an undergraduate degree, approximately 62 percent said that more education, such as a master's, is necessary for a more successful career, according to the survey.

Even in the midst of a troubled economy, individuals who have a college degree have a 10 percent decrease in their unemployment rates, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

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