Post # 1
I know I didn’t. I didn’t exactly look either though. Both my husband and I have Bachelor level degree and both currently work in the navy reserves. I don’t sail but he does, a lot, and we both don’t like it. I would like to see what else is out there!
So what did you do with your degree?
Post # 3
What’s your BA in?
I have a BA in Psychology – one of the most useless, but apparently most versatile. I am an independent contractor for several different places right now, but I’ve been offered a job recently as a case worker in the social work arena.
Post # 4
I did – I was a lab manager for a university lab. I didn’t want to be stuck in that job forever though, so I went on to graduate school. I had a BS in Psychology.
Post # 5
I did, I got my undergrad in poltical science and I started my government job one month later.
Post # 6
@AmeliaBedelia: Mine is in Linguistics (Minor in Physical Anthropology). Hubby’s degree is in Music. I’m doing distance ed part time for a diploma in business admin, he can’t do anything distance because of his sailing schedule, so that makes things difficult.
Post # 7
I found a job, but not with my degree. I have a BBA in Marketing, and I wanted to get into social media. I ended up at a local greenhouse, under the guise of being their office admin AND taking over their social media. I ended up working 50 hour weeks, getting screamed at daily, and working the job of 6 people for $12/hr with no benefits.
Post # 8
My BA is in English, I was offered a job in my feild-ish. Proof reading at a local ad company. Pay was 8 bucks. I kept my 13$ forktruck job
Now I’m getting my masters in mental health counciling.
Post # 9
I have my BA in English and I work in sales. It’s an OK job with good pay and for a great company.
Post # 10
I have BAs in Political Science and Criminology Law and Society. I didn’t look for a job after college and just went straight to law school.
My thinking about liberal arts degrees is that it’s not so much the subject matter that’s important but the skills they teach you. Critical thinking, writing, communication, etc. And those can translate really to any industry.
Post # 11
With just a BA my main job skills were typing 100wpm and speaking Japanese (or at least that’s how it was viewed); I had two admin jobs after college at Japanese companies in NY before deciding to go back and get my masters’ (International Affairs).
The second job sent me over the edge–I worked in sales in a hotel, and our dress code specifically forbade trousers and required pantyhose (and clean panties every day, although fortunately that was never checked!). I remember looking at grad school as two years of no hose!
After my masters’, I somehow ended up in finance despite insisting I’d never do it. Almost 20 years later and I’m still here…
Post # 12
BA in Economics, I have worked at a bank and now a consulting firm
Post # 13
I have a B.S. in psychology. If I were to get a job related to my degree in my current area of residence, I’d be stuck at minimum wage or less than $9/hour. If I want more pay, I need a Master’s.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
I have a BA in writing and journalism, and tbh, it got me my job but I don’t use it. My bosses hired me because I have a stellar work ethic. The degree just kind of showed them that I’m educated and resourceful. So, I guess it helped me find a job.
Post # 15
BA in sound engineering, and i’ve worked in my field for 3 years.
@sherryberry: The degree just kind of showed them that I’m educated and resourceful. So, I guess it helped me find a job. <- this, exactly.
Post # 16
I’m finishing up my B.A. in Psychology while simultaneously starting work towards my Master’s in (research) Psychology/Developmental Psychopathology. There are plenty of jobs utilizing a B.A. in Psych, but generally they all pay under $15-$20 per hour. Also, you’ll need experience in addition to the degree.
In my opinion, a humanties or social science degree IS worth something, but only if during undergrad you get a lot of experience in a particular field through volunteering, internships, etc. Alot of people think of a B.A. as a credential that automatically qualifies you to do something, but it just doesn’t work that way for most degrees. You have to have evidence that you know how to do something specific that translates into an actual job in the real world.
Lucky for me my plan was always to go to graduate school, so I still have plenty of time to get the experience I’ll need once I get out into the real world.