Post # 1
I read today that only 1/3 of Americans between the age group of 25-29 have a BA degree. That seems really low to me. I’m 27 and it feels like everyone and their brother has a college degree. I don’t know very many in my age group who don’t have a degree. I’m not a snob or anything. My grand father is one of the smartest people I know and he didn’t even finish high school. But, in today’s economy, it feels like you need a BA to get any sort of job that pays you enough so you can eat and pay rent.
So, I’m conducting an informal, unscientific poll on the bee. What the highest degree you’ve recieved and what is your current position?
I’ll start. I’m about to graduate with a JD, and I’m currently working as a law clerk at a law firm. I’m crossing my fingers they will make me an offer to work as a lawyer. What about you?
Post # 3
I have a Masters in Deaf Education. I’m ahigh school English teacher
Post # 5
I’m graduating in about 3 weeks with a BA in Psychology. Afterwards, I’ll go to graduate school to earn a MA in Child/Adolescent Clincial Psychology. Then I want to earn a doctorate degree in Neuropsychology.
Post # 6
I BSed in EE. I still BS in EE 😛
Post # 7
Other – I’m just under a year into my B.S. in journalism.
Post # 8
I have a BA in both psychology and sociology.
I have an MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology
Post # 9
I am just finishing up my Master of Education degree in French Education (2 MORE MONTHS…). I am a middle school teacher.
Post # 10
@lawyerchick13: I don’t think that statistic is low at all. I think it varies greatly regionally, or even by city, because of income and socioeconomic factors. For example, I grew up in an upper-middle class neighborhood and I would say at least 50+% of the people I have on FB from HS all have masters/doctorates and they’re mainly MBAs, JDs and MDs. On the other hand, Darling Husband grew up in a somewhat rough neighborhood and many of his HS classmates are lucky to have finished high school and maybe some college.
In my area, it’s tough to get anywhere without a BA/BS (and preferably a “useful”/relevant one). I personally have a BA and an MBA and Darling Husband has a BA and a JD.
Post # 11
I have a Masters degree.
That statistic does seem low. I don’t know the context of where you got that number, but could it be that they were specifically referring to those who got a BA degree and not including those with a BS degree (or some other type of Bachelor’s)?
Post # 12
If all goes well, I’ll have a PhD in 10 days!
Most of my friends have at least a college degree, but I do know quite a few people (relatives, acquaintances, etc.) without any college.
Post # 13
BS in Communication Studies
Post # 14
My BS is in Business and I have a Masters in Human Relations and Business. Currently, I am a Campus Dean at a post-secondary school. However, after the wedding, I’m starting my PhD in Business in September! Not exactly what one would have in mind being a newlywed, but a gal’s got to do whatever it takes to stay competitive…
Post # 15
I have a BS in Civil Engineering. It’s awesome seeing so many bees with Masters Degrees! Hopefully I’ll be starting mine in the next few years!
Post # 16
I have an MA in Contemporary Literature and am currently studying for a PhD in English. All of my friends have university degrees at undergrad level; OH and his friends only went as far as GCSEs (high school).