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College Grads Meeting a Tough Job Market

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RICHLAND, Wash. - As we celebrate our college graduates this month there is a troubling trend for those with new degrees. 

Richland's Brian Coulson has earned two degrees and is just one class short of his MBA but he still can't find a job in his field.

Coulson said he may not finish his masters because it would cost another couple thousand dollars. He said he's already racked up $92,000 in student loans. 

That's the problem for many college graduates right now. Student loan debt continues to rise, there is a weak job market and pay grades aren't growing like they used to.

"Well at the time that I started that was six years ago, now I'm finishing my masters... And business was a good field to go into it was a good market," Coulson said.

"Locally, where you can find most jobs are in engineering and in healthcare and these are well paid job," said WorkSource Regional Economist Ajsa Suljic.

Suljic told NBC Right Now that those contemplating college need to do labor market research before beginning school so they're better prepared for what they're getting into when they do earn their diploma.

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