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Sorry College Kids...There Won't Be Many Jobs

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July 25, 2010 – Comments (1)

I know, you borrowed a bunch of money, were sold on the virtues of a college education, and are only now learning that it will be practically impossible to pay back your student loans and eat at the same time because working at McDonald's or WalMart simply can't cut it....

Yes...Benny B's Zombulation policy of cutting off credit to the private sector and primarily extending credit to Washington and Wall Street is shutting down America.....including our Cities, Counties and States responsible for employing over 15,000,000 Americans....

More State and Local Government Layoffs and the Pension Crisis

Even Hospitals and Schools are facing BIG cuts......

Maybe you want to learn Chinese and go to China to make sneakers for a few bucks a day.....at least the cost of living is much lower...but as we keep outsourcing technology jobs....expect opportunities to open up.

Otherwise the military is losing a bunch to fighting and suicide......actually a record number to suicides right now......jobs are plentiful in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines if you have the right qualifications.

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#1) On July 25, 2010 at 11:51 AM, cmm3 (< 20) wrote:

I must disagree. I'm a student and I can't keep up with the workload. This summer, I have five consulting gigs, including one full time job that's been going on since last semester for my university.

While my university positions only pays 25/hr (due to maximums students are allowed to make), my consulting gigs are anywhere from 75-125 an hour. 

I've even considered taking a semester off from my school and just working, to make a good deal of money.

I've already been recruited for web development work after I finish my undergrad degree, however, I plan to stick around and do a PhD in Computer Science.

And I was always told "don't do computer science, you won't find a job because of those pesky Indians". That just isn't the case. In academia, I focus on theoretical computer science, in the workforce, I build websites. Never had a bid lost because of outsourcing.

I've always thought I'd stay in academia, but frankly, web development is fun, it's challenging and I love it. So maybe I won't be getting my PhD after all.

Of course, I consider my good fortune to be a lot due to where I go to school: an Ivy. But that doesn't mean others don't have some of the same opportunities.

The market isn't that bleak, for some. For some, it is. It is a balancing act.

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