I graduated MMI Orlando with a 4.00 GPA and perfect attendance on 06/25/2010. The job started at $10.00/hour.
After seven months all I was offered was the same pay plus 5% commission. I had to move back home because I couldn't afford to pay my bills. I did get another mechanic job near Myrtle Beach (which was near my moms house). It payed even less (8.30/hour + comm) and three months later I was layed off for lack of business in July of 2011!
Now I'm $30,000 in debt with nothing but tools and bruised nuckles. Also, the need for boat technicians are few and far between.