Does your graduate have a job? Chances are it's in retail
PADUCAH- A new study by Millennial Branding, a Generation Y research firm, shows most 19 to 30 year-olds are working in retail.
Megan Little, a grad student at Murray State University, is getting her masters in Agriculture. But you can find her selling books and coffees.
"A lot of people who are in my major have continued on with something with agriculture and eventually that's what I will do, but I love my job here," she said.
Dr. Ross Meloan, Director of Career Services at Murray State University said he's not so sure that he completely agrees with the study, but does agree that retail offers a lot of options.
"An awful lot of people will take their specific educated areas, their subject matter, and turn that into a retail/sales kind of opportunity to them. They may find that they like it and if they do they will stay there," he said.
The rest of them, he added, will be applying for jobs even as they continue clocking in at their retail jobs. He said they'll have to work at landing that dream job a little longer than students used to, but thinks they have the right mind set to eventually get what they want.
"They're going to have about three and a half or four years of work ahead of them and I would suggest to you that they're going to be successful at it," Meloan said.