Wow that doesn't sound too good...Where do you live? I'm beginning to think about what I want to do for a career more seriously now, and I like programming, but from what I've heard, doing it professionally is a lot less fun and good jobs are harder to find "these days". An any case, I hope I can find something that I like to do, that has pays fairly well...Well I still have time, so maybe I'll discover something I like as much as programming and can get a degree from there.
Here a graduate in programming is being offered $25 -35K. For perspective the average wage is $45K. A garbageman makes $40K.