IAFG wrote:I hear what you guys are saying, but if anyone will hire you, it is a jumping off point. A starting salary is just that. A start. If you are a college senior planning to go to law school I have to suspect you haven't tried to get employed yet.
Yeah, I just think that a) the jobs are truly difficult to come by, and b) there isn't a lot of upward mobility. I know a lot of people who started out in NYC working entry level jobs for 3-5 years in government, non-profits, advertising/sales/etc. in the private sector, paralegaling, working in creative fields, etc., and 95% of people seem to have hit a ceiling where you can't make more money and you can't get promoted.
I can't really speak to how it works in the financial industry or things like engineering or computer science type work. But for most jobs that you can get with a liberal arts degree, even if you can find an entry level job, it generally seems difficult to impossible to parlay it into a satisfactory career without going to grad school at some point.