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It’s about self-actualization. One gets out of it what one puts into it.
Over 10 years ago the U.S. Department of Labor noted that:
1 in 5 college graduates earn less than the median for high school grads. (Source: Forbes, 12/28/1998, p. 106)
According to a 2010 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Over 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees (over 8,000 of them have doctoral or professional degrees), along with over 80,000 bartenders, and over 18,000 parking lot attendants.
There are 5,057 janitors in the U.S. with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees.
All told, some 17,000,000 Americans with college degrees are doing jobs that the BLS says require less than the skill levels associated with a bachelor’s degree. (Source)