Being someone that was not academic enough to go to university, I have always been of the belief that the majority of people who get a degree do not go on to get related jobs. This report by Lee Biggins, Founder of CV Library has now confirmed my hunch.
From a survey of 1,300 UK workers a staggering 57% confirmed they are in a role that has nothing to do with what they studied at university, and "41.5% of employees would change their degree if they could, while nearly half (44.3%) of workers said that they do not think degrees are worth the time and money spent"
Come to think of it, I know very few people, if any personally, who are in positions that were studied for which I find madness considering the costs for a 2/3 year course.
The findings also show the Industries where workers are MOST likely to use their degrees. No surprises to see medicine top of that list (Below).
1. Medicine (84%)
2. Arts and Graphics (71.4%)
3. Education (67.9%)
4. IT (67.6%)
5. Marketing (58.8%)
As informative and interesting as the results are it is no surprise to me. Have a read and see if you agree with the findings.
As the new University term is underway, new research from leading independent job site, CV-Library, reveals that the majority of workers (52.8%) do not use their degree education within their current position, with 57% admitting that their job is NOT related to their degree at all. The findings come from a new survey of over 1,300 UK workers and also reveals that 41.5% of employees would change their degree if they could, while nearly half (44.3%) of workers said that they do not think degrees are worth the time and money spent. The research also explored trends in key industries, comparing which were most and least likely to use degrees: