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MANY COLLEGE TRACK GRADUATES CHOOSE CAREERS IN PUBLIC INTEREST
COLLEGE TRACK • POST-COLLEGE OUTCOMES
Our graduates favor jobs in the public interest
Nearly 2 / 3 say their job is in the public interest
Wages are lower in public interest jobs
Yet social mobility is high for any career choice
I earn more money than my parents
61 %
39 %
$ 52,000
vs .
$ 58,000
$ 67,000
vs .
$ 88,000
78 %
vs .
81 %
Public Interest N = 93
Other sectors N = 56
Public interest careers are more satisfying
PUBLIC INTEREST
Non-profit , schools , government , hospitals , universities , law firms
OTHER SECTORS
Tech , retail , medicine , pharmaceutical
N = 54 N = 41 N = 38 N = 15
AGE 25-30 AGE 30-36
Note : Individuals who earned their degree from 2006 to 2017 and are employed full-time , excluding those who reported wages below $ 30,000 , or above $ 150,000 , as these few could not be quantified .
My job is aligned to my interests + career aspirations
74 %
vs .
61 %
Public Interest N = 77
Other sectors N = 54
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