An article at Inquisitor.com discusses the jarring difference between job entry requirements and entry level pay. Technical jobs often require a startling amount of experience for $10-12 per hour pay.
Worst Paying College Degrees: Surviving Student Loans
Article: Most people nowadays know that one of the worst paying college degrees
includes those like a Liberal Arts college degree. With unemployment
rates so high, what people don’t realize that many positions requiring
four year business, marketing, or technology college degrees pay a
starting wage of $10 to $12 an hour, or pay solely on commission.
Another critical factor is that people don’t know how to survive the
aftermath of receiving one of these worst paying college degrees.
The startling admission from the author in the third paragraph should cause parents to fear for their children. High school counselors are amazingly oblivious to the potential disaster caused by choosing various degrees, the loans involved and the low rate of pay that is often the result. Rule of thumb to consider is the school debt crisis is now a political crisis, so education counselors will probably avoid discussing the matter as much as possible.