In the area of education, a trend with regard to higher education is visible. Therefore, the number of highly qualified people continuously increased in the last years. The labor market has a demand for well-educated labor force due to the technological progress in Western societies. However, it seems that the demand for highly educated labor force cannot keep pace with the increasing number of qualified labor force. As a result, people have to perform a job that does not meet their qualification. In literature, this phenomenon is called overqualification and is discussed on the subject of “job mismatches”. Overqualification means that a person with his/her individual resources is too qualified for the jobs that are available at the labor market. Within this thesis, a possible overqualification at the Styrian labor market should be explored. The first part of the thesis focuses on a theoretical discussion of the education and labor market in Austria with special focus on Styria. These two areas are brought together by presenting the literature about overqualification. In doing so, especially the models and theories about overqualification, the reasons and implications of overqualification, as well as the different possibilities of measurements are outlined. In the second part of the thesis, 1000 job advertisements on the internet were explored within the empirical analysis. The aim of the thesis was to point out the demand for highly qualified work force at the Styrian labor market and to illustrate the requirements of the Styrian labor market. This was analyzed under the consideration of computer literacy and in order to uncover a possible overqualification at the Styrian labor market. The results in this thesis are drawn from the analysis and the interpretation of data from online job advertisements for Styria.