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KDAF 2011-08-29 02:14:00 UTC
KDAF 2011-08-29 02:14:00 UTC
KDAF 2011-08-29 02:14:00 UTC
KDAF 2011-08-29 02:14:00 UTC
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The 33 News
KDAF (CW)Dallas, TX DMA: 5
Aug 28 2011 9:14PM CDT
Programming Type: News
this will be the first full week of school for thousands of college students across north texas and some are leaving the nest for the first time. but hey mom and dad, and the report showed that could be back. having a college degree doesn't guarantee a good job or salary anymore-so is it still worth getting? the trawls the 33 charles bassett joins us from the university of texas arlington with answers, charles? >> that's the question period is the debt arrested will take on to get a degree worth it when the unemployment rate is over 9 percent and the current economic situation. it is moving in day at the university of texasrlington and thousands of students are starting their future careers. >> i was nervous at first, but it has been really awesome here sullivan. >> this first with has gone by really fast. it is all law all in one battle flag down the line albio to player thing together. >> these two freshmen are banking on the money they pay for their degrees, one in nursing, the other in mathematics will help them score jobs when they graduate. >> oh yeah, because nursing i pick something akin and pretty much do anywhere. >> a lot of college graduates are finding it hard to find work. many are taking jobs in restaurants and bars into something opens up in their careers. and for those who do find work, starting salaries averaged $3,000 less than they did five years ago. >> the job i'll look? i think i'll get one. the tickets competitive right now but that's why i'm going to school for so long. you know i might even get my master's to help me get a job. >> over a lifetime to come wanna get my money's worth out of the degree which is going to cost about $50,000. >> he may be right. the national unemployment rate is just over 9 percent in texas, it is 8.4%. but lookit these unemployment numbers based on education. the unemployment rate for high- school dropouts is more than 14% and it goes dn with education. to just 4% for someone with a bachelor's degree or higher. that is why this family dozen my pain now with the dreams of a pay off later on. >> i believe in education system. the money is worth it. >> research also shows students to get specialized degrees in engineering or nursing have a better chance of landing a job when they graduate rather than those who have a degree in liberal arts. reporting live in arlington, trulls bassett. >>
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