Do you want to beat the recession? One way may be to get advanced education. There appears to be more Wisconsin jobs available requiring advanced degrees than those who are qualified to fill them according to Rolf Wegenke, President Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
He cites research by the Wisconsin Technology Council which claims the state needs an additional 250,000 people with graduate degrees. Wegenke mentions a major Wisconsin employer, Quad Graphics , as an example. Although the company is the midst of cutbacks, it employed 500 chemists and engineers, in addition to the printer positions.
The education expert says most people in grad school remain working and many programs are set up to accommodate them.