What did you study in college? Are you satisfied with your degree? A tight job market might make some workers look back at their educational paths and going back to school.
According to a new CareerBuilder survey which was conducted among more than 2,000 workers with college degrees between August 17 and September 2:
- 36 percent of workers with college degrees said they wish they had chosen a different major in college.
- 26 percent of them said the market for jobs in their chosen field worsened from the time they entered college and when they graduated.
- 56 percent of all workers with college degrees reported they found a job in their desired career path within one year of graduation and others still haven’t come to fruition.
- 19 percent of all workers with a college degree still have not found a job in their desired field.
- 27 percent who graduated from college ten years ago or longer reported they still haven’t found a job related to their college major.
- 21 percent said it took them three years or longer to find an opportunity in their desired career path while 12 percent said it took five years or longer.
Also, the concern regarding building new skill sets is a priority for 13 percent of workers who said they have plans to go back to school this year to make themselves more marketable.