Data from the Department of Education show the employment level of full-time college students peaked at 52% in 2000 and currently sits around 39%. The percentage of employed part-time students didn’t nosedive until 2005, but is now on the same trajectory as the full-time students. There is a laundry list of factors that might explain why fewer and fewer undergrads are working, such as the economy, availability of financial aid, cultural issues, or not trying to find a job because they assume they won’t be able to find one. However, jobs that do not require a college degree are being sought not just by other college students, but non-students who found themselves out of work after the economy flew off the tracks.
How many students can actually work their way through school? (Atlantic)
Related Life Planning Strategies Resources
This study will help you know the questions to ask your Baby Boomer clients and prospects, and will guide you in creating a customized retirement plan for them.
The average baby boomer changed jobs 11 times between ages 18 and 44. This opportunity is huge and it’s still growing.