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Don't be so quick to say no to a degree. I'm a registered nurse. The cost of my degree was $54,000.
I've been working as a RN for 4 years and am now making far more in one year than the total cost of my degree. You just have to be intelligent in your career choice......
You gotta be kidding. A degree in marketing or advertising qualifies most people to drive a cab or wait tables.
Get a real degree. Think STEM.
So everyone agrees that going to college is to expensive, but take it from someone who didn't, it probably costs me $20,000.00 per year. I do the same job as 6 other guys and gals but I make 25% less, I'm an old school (male) Project manager in construction and 80% of my co PM's are college graduates, some of them have a Psychology degree, a few have a Construction engineering degree, and a lot have a BA in Liberal Arts. They come to me for answers to their questions on how to do their job and I'm the one who gets paid less. I make up for it in the year end bonus because my jobs make a bigger profit and get done with a lot less change orders. I recommend that everyone get a college degree; these days a four year degree is equal to what a high school diploma was when I started out. GO TO SCHOOL!!!
A four year psychology is the worst degree possible to get.
So many get this, mostly women. Most are working as a waitress with zero chance of a real job.
Men, if a girl says she's in college for this run!!!!!!
I'm in the process of applying to grad school to go into Museum Education or Historic Preservation. I may be racking up more debt, but I took out hardly any loans for my undergrad. And after working in finance for six years, I know that my heart is not in this field. I love history and I want to teach history, but I don't want to teach in a traditional classroom. Sometimes it's worth taking a lower paying job for mental and emotional happiness.
If you're think about going to school for economics, go for accounting-- or at east take a few accounting electives. You can do much more with it, and you're more likely to find work in that field, even if you have to do some book-keeping to stay employed, it's better than nothing.
Many college programs are rip off.
If you go back to college choose the following majors: Teaching, Nursing, Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and Accounting.
I was recently accepted to a master in speech language pathology program. There were 289 applicants for the 20 open seats. In the end there were many disappointed individuals wondering what they should do next.
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