June 15, 2010
SO WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE? More college-educated jump tracks to become skilled manual laborers.
They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, they decided that working with their hands sounded more pleasant — and lucrative — than a lot of white-collar work. So bye-bye to term papers and graduate theses, and hello to apprenticeships to become plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics and carpenters.
Those jobs are harder to send offshore, too. Read the whole thing.