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How to Transition After Graduation

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As a recent graduate from high school, a 2-year college, a 4-year university, or graduate school, you may find yourself wondering what to do next. You will benefit from this article because it shows how to transition after graduation from the life of school that you knew before to either a new type of school environment or the workforce. Options for recent graduates are wide open to start your professional life.

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What Does the Modern Economy Look Like for Graduates?

The U.S. economy took a severe hit with the recession in 2008 but has seemed to be recovering (albeit gradually) since then. As of March 2013, the unemployment rate has remained steady at 7.6%, which is higher than most Americans would prefer but which is favorable in that it is not increasing dramatically (United States Department of Labor, 2013a).

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High Paying Jobs for Recent Grads

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Many recent grads anticipate that their degree will positively impact what they earn in their first real job. Jobs for college grads are usually entry level, but there are some career paths that have high paying jobs for those just beginning in the field. Finding high paying jobs involves considering how much money you can earn in a certain career, which includes average yearly salary, beginning salary, and room for possible growth in terms of promotions and raises.

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