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Are You Overqualified for Your Job?

Nearly half of Americans are, a new study suggests.

According to the . However, with the current job market the way it is, many people are willing to take whatever position they're offered - even if they're overqualified.

A study out Monday by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity finds nearly half of working Americans with college degrees are overqualified for their jobs.

The study is based on 2010 Labor Department data, which suggests the stock of college graduates in the workforce is larger than the number of jobs requiring a college degree. According to a USA Today report, which details the study, 15 percent of taxi drivers in 2010 had bachelor's degrees vs. 1 percent in 1970; and of retail sales clerks 25 percent had a bachelor's degree in 2010, compared to less than 5 percent in 1970.

Do you agree with the new report? Has a college degree gotten you and your loved ones the jobs you want, or are you too overqualified for your position? Tell us in the comments section below.

JoAnne January 28, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Absolutely....I have a Masters Degree in Education and I am doing the same job as some others that haven't even graduated HS and making less than I did as a teenager! Sign of the times.....
d1 January 29, 2013 at 03:06 AM
you picked the wrong career.
Larry January 29, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Rejection piled on rejection piled on rejection. I "dumbed down" my resume and received a multitude of interviews. With savings running out I took the first job offered. Then circumstances beyond my control (a mass of false witnesses who will one day pay for their sins) started this cycle over again. Once again, with savings running out, I took the first job offered. Happy? Yes. Financially secure? Who is? Will I stay here? Probably. Too old to go through this again!


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