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Most U.S. College Grads Don’t Work in the Field They Studied, Survey Finds

A quarter of grads over the age of 25 make less than $35,000 a year, with many close to the poverty level.


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With student-loan debts ballooning, American parents may be debating whether or not a college degree is worth the five-, sometimes six-figure price tag.

Here’s a statistic that may give some pause: More than half of college graduates over the age of 25 don’t work in their field of study, according to a new survey from