The authors of the article present results of empirical poll results that show the professional and life situation of pedagogy graduates from years 2000–2010. A difficult problem, that had consequences for the quality of the collected material, was the choice of the research sample: only 12% of people to whom the survey questionnaire had been delivered (by post or electronically) took part in the research. 319 filled-in questionnaires were received (a part however included blanks) mostly from graduates of Łódź University (73%). The type of studies was taken as a variable that can differentiate the professional situation. What was analysed was the professional status of the researched subjects (including their workplaces) during the studies and after their completion. In the case of extramural students the impact of finishing studies on the change of their professional situation was analysed. What was characteristic of the life situation was the civil status of the respondents, having children, the evaluation of the material situation and the life satisfaction level. Pedagogy graduates are not very mobile, only 18% changed the place of living and 28% – the work place (5% changed it three times). Half of the graduates who changed the workplace did it in institutions that corresponded with the received education (change of one school for another, changing the work in after-school care for teacher’s position, changing the work in a community centre for a job in a pedagogical counselling service, etc.). Therefore the change of the workplace was not connected with a quality change of the professional activity.