This month we’ve seen some new college grads enter the field of the working class Americans, or are they? With the nations employment average hovering around 9.8%, will these recent college graduates have to spend less time celebrating, and more time looking for employment. In some states, like the one we live in, there are numbers for unemployment that are higher than the national average. This doesn’t leave many Ohio college graduates with much choice in where they’ll be employed, because for many Ohio doesn’t seem to have the jobs for these recently college graduates. This in fact contributes to the current “brain drain” of our current state, which in turn contributes to Ohio losing two (possibly more) seats in the House of Representatives. The recent Census numbers showed Ohio’s population shrinking, and where do the remedies for this problem lie? Those entering into college to join the states ranks of college graduates, need to choose their baccalaureate carefully and measure the growth of the employment field. Currently, looking back on this passing recession we saw primarily two fields grow, or maintain in the recession. The fields of medicine/health, and the higher education sectors both produced growth in their markets continuously during the recession. Both these fields being centered around innovation, and the exchange of ideas proves why there was growth in these sectors. When looking at the state and especially the northeast corner, we’ve seen tremendous building with University Hospitals and expansion as well with The Cleveland Clinic. We are currently in the middle of expansion with Cleveland State University, and many of us have been apart of the growth of the other large public school in the northern part of Ohio in the University of Akron. The Ohio college graduate is placed in the position of being forced to seek employment outside of the state, and this puts our state at a loss. We are losing our best, brightest, and the future of growth within our state. So, what I say to the recent/upcoming High School graduate, choose the field of study not based on the past of only prominent business men/women or that lawyer you watched on television. Choose the field of study based on the passion and desire you have to be successful in that particular field, study and watch the employment demands that will be placed on the future. The choice of study can no longer be limited to the positions of success of the past, but must be unlimited to those positions of the future.