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What to do in this situation?

I graduated college from an accredited university (University of Houston) over 8 years ago with a bachelors degree in history. In the 8 years since I graduated, I have yet to use my college degree and have yet to make 30,000 dollars. I've done low paying jobs from substitute teaching, retail, to working as a teacher aide as my current job (it pays 13,000 a year, and I did the job to gain more experience in the teaching field plus the fact I couldn't find another job at the time). I also worked as a contract pharmacy technician last year for 5 months until the contract was over (that job paid my highest wage I've seen so far which is 14 dollars an hour).

At this point I don't know what to do anymore. I've applied to all kinds of jobs in the last few months to try to get something that pays decent but no luck including jobs that prefer a college degree such as assistant manager or a non-manager position in a company that I can move up in. I've also applied to pharmacy technician positions since I have a pharmacy technician certification and teaching positions since I'm certified. I've also attended several teaching job fairs in the area I live in (Dallas/Ft Worth). I've also applied to jobs such as janitor because I don't know what else to do at this point.


Despite the fact people say a college degree regardless of major can open doors, the college degree I have hasn't done anything.

I don't know what to do anymore. My parents don't have any advice either, although my dad has suggested that I return to school and get a degree in accounting. He said he would pay for it, but I feel that could potentially be wasting more money like the 40K he spent on the bachelors degree in history for me. At this point I'm just trying to find a job that pays something, but nothing is coming my way except a few interviews here and there.

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    Jul 14 2013: How about law school? you may have a hard time getting a job right away if you don't have any connections, but you'll get something eventually.

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