From The Atlantic, May 2nd article on the average millennial career:
“The typical millennial career is not in a fixed state. It is more aspirational than descriptive. Jobs are still quite temporary things for twenty-somethings. The average American has more than seven jobs before he or she turns 29 and about a third of those can last less than six months. This is one of the reasons, I think, why the median income for 29-year-olds is quite low, $35,000, and so I think this suggests that it is very difficult for this group, despite the fact that it is more educated than previous generations. To really get a foothold in this economy, they’re still trying to figure out their best path forward.” [highlights added]
If you are the parent of a college aged student, you might have realized that your parenting does not stop once they are off to college. In the not so old days – merely a generation ago – parents had the expectation of sending their children off to college along with the burdens of taking care of their children economically (except, of course, for tuition). There was a reasonable expectation that their children would figure out their career path during college and be gainfully employed thereafter.
That’s not the case anymore. If there is good news for parents from Connecticut, it is that many are in position to help their children. Increasingly, parents have contacted Career Counseling Connecticut and have helped their children avoid the fate of what is increasingly becoming the lost generation of twentysomethings without career paths.