Students choosing passion over pay in tight labor market

In this tight labor market, more students are choosing passion over pay.

Reported by Education Dive, a recent study from Indeed’s Hiring Lab shows a significant uptick in positions in the arts and social services, and a downtick in business and finance positions often deemed as “safe” choices.

The takeaway? In harder economies, students apparently often choose pay over passion. So what can we do to help prepare them for careers that can scratch both itches?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

As AVP of Marketing, Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.