“Students who are passionate about research and want to go to graduate school should be aware that it will be very complicated for students with non-professional degrees to find research or tenure-track positions in the next two years, at the very least,” said Pierre Huguet, CEO of educational consulting agency H&C Education.

But a professional degree like a JD, MD or MBA will still make you more marketable, recession or not.

“While a professional degree isn’t a magic formula when it comes to finding employment, it can certainly help students, provided that they’ve spent enough time building their resumes by pursuing impactful activities during their education,” Huguet said.