Degree inflation doesn’t pay

I was chatting with a guy at the Budget Rental desk at LAX. He was talking about his college degree, and I was surprised that someone handing out car keys had a college degree. He said that Budget was requiring all of their desk workers to have a Bachelor’s Degree. 

I guess you have to do something with that English / History / Psychology / Sociology / Women’s Studies / …. degree. 

Now that unemployment is down, employers may think twice about degree inflation, writes Preston Cooper inForbes. They can’t afford to be too picky.

“Employers are seeking a bachelor’s degree for jobs that formerly required less education, even when the actual skills required haven’t changed or when this makes the position harder to fill,” reported Burning Glass in 2014.


Via Joanne Jacobs