Last year, 40 per cent of university graduates aged 25-34 were overqualified for their job. Five years ago, that percentage was only 36 per cent. In 1991, it hit a low of 32 per cent, or less than one out of every three university graduates.
The problem is bigger than that, because those young workers spent money, time, and resources to get those qualifications.
If you have a university degree in one of the following:
- business, management and public administration
- social and behavioural sciences and law
you are much more likely to end up in a job that isn't commensurate with your education. All that debt and no pay-off.