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Many of the college grads I know, including myself, are not making a living wage. This includes people with Master's degrees. We need more jobs for college grads. Oregon does not create jobs for highly skilled people that aren't technical (i.e., health care, finance, IT). College does not mean instant success. Personality and focus does. But the people with Master's degrees I know are focused and very capable, but some have more theroetical experience. This makes many of us overqualified and underqualified at the same time.
I have also heard that having a liberal arts degree or certain master's degrees may take a couple years to pay off. I earned my udergrad in 1993 and master's in public administration in '07 and have never made more than $18,000 annually.
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