Are employers looking at your grades, or your skills?
I'm taking massage therapy, and I'm getting decent marks -- okay, let's be honest, my marks are the minimum I need to be getting in each class. (70%, B-, 2.3...whatever you call it) But when it comes to performance exams, (Basically, we demonstrate we know how to massage.) I'm getting 90s, and up on these exams. So when it comes time to finally look for a job, will an employer really take my grades into consideration? Or will they more so, look at my performance?
(Now, I'm not saying entering a job without knowing ANYTHING, on how something works...or you know, not knowing where the biceps are :P)
My sister majored in veterinary technology. She didn't make top grades in lectures, but she did well in labs and during her clinical rotations. She's now a nurse at an emergency veterinary hospital--and she knows what she's doing.
Employers want people who can actually do the job. Getting good grades doesn't necessarily mean you can put the theory into practice. Besides, you don't even have to put your GPA when you apply for a job.