My Degree Is Useless and I Can’t Make Enough Money

The Cut
The Cut
Dec 21, 2017 · 7 min read

Dear Money Mom,

I’m stuck with a useless degree, about $90,000 in student-loan debt and job that’s going nowhere.

I thought I wanted to be a high-school English teacher, so I got a B.A. in English and went to grad school for education. Halfway through the program, I realized that teaching wasn’t for me, so I finished the degree but skipped