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I went to community college. I have a degree in Aviation Maintenance, (worked at American Aviation in Oscoda) I also have several credits in B+W Photography.



... And I work at a pizza joint

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pretty tough to compare completely different majors in my opinion. And as far as the masters thing, that is also misleading at times. My wife was required by the school district she teaches at to get a Masters, she did, but she agrees it was pretty much a joke. But she has a beautiful piece of paper and a raise so it works.

I have an electrical engineering degree from U. of Missouri-Rolla. I was one class away from having a math minor but was to lazy to take the grad level advanced Calc class...I chose instead.
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Bull, ever think of Nursing school. You can pull down $200K year, always find job. Lots of males going into Nurse field.
Know for fact, RN can work for Kaiser. Pull down $2500 week, only working three days week

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Bull, ever think of Nursing school. You can pull down $200K year, always find job. Lots of males going into Nurse field.
Know for fact, RN can work for Kaiser. Pull down $2500 week, only working three days week
Nursing is a good field for ANYBODY to get into. Everyday day I look into the newspapers and there are adds for RN's & LPN's....always with a helluva a sign-on bonus and great pay. Only thing is, most of them are for Nursing homes and as mean as it sounds, I just don't think I could clean up and elderly person everyday of my life. BUt I have been tossing the thought of going to school for nursing around.

I never went any further than graduating a Vocational-Technical High School. The shop I took did help somewhat but not enough. Luckily enough, for only have a HS Diploma, I have a great job running a small building of Engineers and make very decent money. But in the future that just may not be enough. I would also like to get some business classes under my belt in case I would ever need to job hunt again...but working FT and raising 2 kids is alot harder than people think.

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I am starting my freshman year in Sept. to get my Bach. in Bus. Admn. I am thinking of minoring in Political Science. Not really sure what I want to be when I grow up(31 now). I'm sure there will be alot of doors opening for me when I graduate. Bulldog, I suggetst you read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", very good book.
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Nursing is a good field for ANYBODY to get into. Everyday day I look into the newspapers and there are adds for RN's & LPN's....always with a helluva a sign-on bonus and great pay. Only thing is, most of them are for Nursing homes and as mean as it sounds, I just don't think I could clean up and elderly person everyday of my life. BUt I have been tossing the thought of going to school for nursing around.

I never went any further than graduating a Vocational-Technical High School. The shop I took did help somewhat but not enough. Luckily enough, for only have a HS Diploma, I have a great job running a small building of Engineers and make very decent money. But in the future that just may not be enough. I would also like to get some business classes under my belt in case I would ever need to job hunt again...but working FT and raising 2 kids is alot harder than people think.

Bull with schooling.
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Any BS/ BA degree, Masters, or doctrite is only as good as you make it. Should I get a phd just for the Dr. after my name/ title? Will a masters really get you further than the other guy? Not necessarily true. I firmly believe in continual education and furthering my education. However there are many people that dont do this or cant afford this yet turn out EXTREMELY successful. Often "street smarts" will get you further than "book smarts". Anyone watch the last apprentis? Kind of proven there, many with no education past high school yet very successful.
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Any BS/ BA degree, Masters, or doctrite is only as good as you make it. Should I get a phd just for the Dr. after my name/ title? Will a masters really get you further than the other guy? Not necessarily true. I firmly believe in continual education and furthering my education. However there are many people that dont do this or cant afford this yet turn out EXTREMELY successful. Often "street smarts" will get you further than "book smarts". Anyone watch the last apprentis? Kind of proven there, many with no education past high school yet very successful.

My old boss (Colonel) got his Ph.D. and I helped him with it. Then he was like, "I need new business cards that read... Name, Col, Ph. D." I was like, "Are you serious?" He said, "Yes, why?" I told him that I thought it was kinda tacky to put that on a business card being in the Army and thought that only doctors or professors should have that. Not him." Needless to say, he got a little pissed off.

I know that degrees do get you somewhat further depending on what the field is. Cause like in the IT industry, they see that many people are getting like the MSCE/CCNA and other certifications but don't know anything when you put them in the situation. But the people who have the on-the-job-experience, know what they are doing so they get hired instead.
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i have a 2 year degree from art school in graphic design. worked 3 years for the local newspaper before giving it up to have children. needless to say, i'm more creative than i am smart. i like it that way though, anybody can memorize stuff.
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i have a 2 year degree from art school in graphic design. worked 3 years for the local newspaper before giving it up to have children. needless to say, i'm more creative than i am smart. i like it that way though, anybody can memorize stuff.

Hehe, Thats funny... I pictured a nerd... no offense... it was strictly based on the name, not the posts I thought itgirl was for IT girl.. like computer networking and stuff

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Hehe, Thats funny... I pictured a nerd... no offense... it was strictly based on the name, not the posts I thought itgirl was for IT girl.. like computer networking and stuff

That's generalizing man... So what you're saying is William Gates is a nerd? I'm shocked.

Actually, no, I'm just kidding around. And to think that there are some girls out there that are like turned on by guys talking about computers.!
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I earned an associates in electronic systems technology while in the Air Force, but then I left the AF four years ago and I'm now 12 credit hours away from a degree in finance. The best advice that I can give you is to think through your decisions. Don't just make a decision at the drop of a hat. Take your time and weigh the pros and cons, and don't lie to yourself about why you want to do something. If you can't be honest with yourself, then you won't get very far in life. Also, make sure that you're doing things to make yourself happy. You can't please everyone, and if YOU aren't happy, then the rest of your life won't work out that well.
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So im guessing you are finding that grade eight spelling a bit of a challenge eh ?

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So im guessing you are finding that grade eight spelling a bit of a challenge eh ?

you've only made 16 posts and you all ready caught on to Bulls spelling that's funny as hell

and by the way if I hadn't already done this.. Als-Repsol
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So im guessing you are finding that grade eight spelling a bit of a challenge eh ?

If you think that is bad read some of the other posts here. Not mentioning names

I agree with some other posts. Anything in the medical field is a great career path.
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I went to community college. I have a degree in Aviation Maintenance, (worked at American Aviation in Oscoda) I also have several credits in B+W Photography.



... And I work at a pizza joint
get er done.................you know that round table is a GREAT company to work for these days VERY good
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So im guessing you are finding that grade eight spelling a bit of a challenge eh ?

hey bro i am 16 so i dont think it is very IMPORTANT to be PREFEcT on a FROUM
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Bottom line education is a life long journey that is many times not fun or easy without a specific end point. You need to consider your immediate need to pay bills and how you want to do so, i.e. dead end job, shop rat, garbage man, burger flipper, health as recommended by others, what ever it is. Then consider where you want to go in the future and if your current classes, seminars, work experience, or major contribute to that goal and how it fits into the picture. Don't get to focused to start with and take general classes that will fit into many pictures so you keep your options open so lifes events don't close doors for you or make you take the long way around the block. Also, think about being a life long learner, that means you should always be in some kind of school or training to better yourself even if it is for a hobby. Sometime hobbies turn into successful jobs and businesses.

Here's my long sob story of education and work if you are having trouble sleeping.

I started out after HS playing Army for 5 years, seeing some of those places the Bee mentioned early and learning about life in general. When things didn't match up between mine and Uncle Sams ideas I got into the Reserves and came home with a wife and one kid. I started in community college and taking general classes that would go toward any degree, leaning heavy on a possible engineering degree in the future. I worked all through that full time to pay the bills. It took me 6 yrs to finish the Associate Degree in industrial measurement and calibration (Quality Control). Then over the next 5 years I worked on four different professional certifications in quality, which allowed me to complete on the job market with others in the field with Bachelor and Master Degrees, due to experience and the certifications. I'm just finishing a Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology 20 years after graduating from high school. The 20 year plan is not highly recommended and has at time made things pretty difficult on family. I also just finished 20 years of military service this month with a laundry list of leadership schools that have given me quite a few college credits and finishing as a Sergeant Major.

Hope this helps.

Didn't you start a thread earlier this on the same topic of jobs and education?

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