Like what? My uncle said the same when I told him how much I was getting paid and he's like 55 or something, I'm guessing the careers service at his uni is not as good as mine so that could be why. I can't imagine the job market was that different 13 years ago.
I am very against the waiting around after uni thinking about what you want to do, I think you should jump right into something with lots of exit opportunities even if you hate it because it's only a few years. I have loads of friends who say they're just going to like go travel around and "teach" poor people English or be a bartender for a few years, but then you can't go through campus recruitment and you have to apply against experienced hires and you'll get slaughtered by someone with a few years experience. I have a friend at a non target uni doing maths who wants to go into finance. After uni he's doing some program called teach first where you teach poverty children how to do basic maths (strong use of studying topology) and then apply for IBD. No one wants a 24 year old whose done no real work since he graduated when they can hire a fresh eager 21 year old.