For the college-educated, sometimes finding a job that actually requires a degree is nearly impossible to do, especially in these recent economic changes where the Great Recession has left lingering effects. The job market is tough, and college graduates with bachelor's and master's degrees are working jobs that don't require them - driving taxis, bartending, waiting tables and more. Sometimes they take these jobs by choice; but other times, they do it as a necessity.

Take a look at these statistics provided by the Los Angeles Times: In 1970, only 2 percent of firefighters had degrees; now, 18 percent do. Also in 1970, fewer than 1 percent of taxi drivers had degrees; now, 15 percent do. And lastly, 25 percent of retail sales clerks have college degrees today.

Stats like these probably make current and prospective college students wonder: is college even worth it?

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