What does it mean to be underemployed? Simply put, it means you have the education for a higher level job than the job you currently find yourself working. According to NPR, over 22 million Americans are underemployed. How did they get there?
PayScale’s new report examines the causes of underemployment, as well as the schools and cities where underemployment is running rampant. The Slideshow of Shattered Dreams highlights the top 10 most underemployed majors in America. You might be surprised by which majors made the list.
So how do you avoid underemployment? There are a few options. First, go back in time and pick a different major, one that is more likely to get you into your chosen field. If you cannot locate a flux capacitor, it might be time to consider graduate school.
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