Freelancing Offers Better Job Security For Many Grads - This Expert Explains Why

Posted On: Jun 25, 2022   |   Posted By: Essence

By Jasmine Browley · Updated May 25, 2022 Data reported from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown that more education can translate to a higher income over time. Those with a doctoral degree stand to earn more than a master's degree. Data also shows that those holding a doctorate degree stand to earn 27 percent more than that of a master's holder. However, an advanced degree doesn't always mean the return will be worth it. This is a hard truth that Dr. Zakiya Akerele learned after earning completing her PhD in religious education from Fordham, and still finding herself needing government assistance to cover bills. “I couldn't land a full-time job in my field-it was embarrassing,” she shared. “I didn't want to tell anyone.And I wasn't alone.” Dr. Akerele earned her degree at the height the recession. At that time, it was reported that the percentage of doctorate holders receiving public assistance went from 0.05% in 2007 to 0.15% in 2010. After working freelance jobs for years, she was finally able...

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