(Closed) Would you choose to pursue the same degree over again?

posted 5 years ago in College
  • poll: Would you pursue the same degree again?
    Yes : (86 votes)
    42 %
    No. If not, please explain. : (117 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
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    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I chose a Criminology/Psychology degree.  It was interesting and I have a related job that I love for now, but if I knew what I know now I might have picked something a little more transferable/hard skill related for future growth.

    Post # 4
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @MrsFuzzyFace:  Good poll!

    I did environmental management and public management for my undergrad.

    8 years later I went back for a Master’s, in engineering!  I wish I had done engineering the first time around, because going back when you’re older, starting from scratch while working full time was not fun!

    Post # 5
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    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I got a bachelors degree in Psychology and a masters in Educational Psychology for School Counseling…. If I could choose it again I think I would still go the psych route but I would get a degree in something more broad… like social work or LPC…. I still might go back.

    Post # 6
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    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Im a teacher and 6 years and 2 masters degrees later I still love going to work “most” days. lol. My ONLY regret is all the student loans I have now. I get sick thinking about it. 

    Post # 7
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    508 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I just grauated with my B.S. in Psychology.  I loved it and got a lot of experience and insight.  But, if I could do it over, I would have gone for large animal vet like I had originally intended.  Or maybe something in agriculture.

    Post # 8
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    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I chose to go into massage therapy and also get certified to be a yoga teacher. I would absolutely choose both again in a heartbeat. Both have been such a blessing, and its great to be self-employed while making a more than decent salary.

    But there are still other degrees out there that I look at. I originally was going to school for Social Work and while it was very “me”, it wasn’t fulfilling because I couldn’t really help in the way I wanted to. But sometimes I do think it would be nice to be a therapist as well.

    Post # 9
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    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I chose a Bachelor or Fine Arts Degree

     

    Would I choose it again?

     

    NO WAY IN HELL

     

    That was a huge waste of a free education. :-/ Now I’m trying to go back again to get a degree that can, oh, I dunno, feed me. :-/ If I were some dame with an inheritence, sure, it would have been a great degree. I would have learned all of the nuance and skill I got from my degree. But you do NOT need to go to college for art to be an artist- even to be a good one! I don’t even get to use the skills I picked up in my major because I don’t have the time to sit around and produce art all day. I gots bills, yo!

    Post # 10
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    5549 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m not sure I am qualified to answer this since I just graduate and started my new job based on my degree last week but I love nursing and it is a job that pays well, transfers just about anywhere and if I get bored in one area there are a huge number of specialties I can persue and I plan on a masters for sure and possibly a PhD in the future in nursing. 

    Post # 11
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    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Yes, I would do it over. I’m a social service worker and love my job. I only have a college diploma, so I would consider getting a degree one day, but for now its all that I need for my current job.

    Post # 12
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    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    This is a good question! I have a feeling there will be a lot of no answers. I feel like young people are encouraged to follow their dreams, but there are a lot of degrees that don’t get you very far. I loved my major (kinesiology) and would have done it again but I wish I had made my mind up from the beginning. I changed my major so many times, and if I had gone into college knowing what I wanted to major in, I could have finished in 3.5 years instead of a couple extra lol. If I were to pick a different major, it would have to be engineering. 

    Post # 13
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    7468 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I got my Bachelor’s in Psychology. It’s useless without getting a Masters, which I will not be doing. I’m not sure what i would have chosen instead, but Psychology was definitely a mistake for me.

    Post # 14
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m in-between the choices, and I’ve still got about a year to go of my PhD. I am in a general program in a department but specialise in one particular area. Had I had the chance, I would have done my PhD in my specialization so I would have gotten a bit more of the specific methods and theoretical background rather than the general stuff I took which is of no use to me. I *love* (like, love love love LOVE) what I do, though.

    Post # 15
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    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My undergrad degree was in PoliSci with the intention of going to law school. I don’t regret the law school but I would have picked a business or engineering undergrad if I could do it again. It would have opened up different fields of law I’m currently interested in. 

    Post # 16
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

     I’ve taken a lot of things during the past 7 years.  Veterinary medicine is what I started out in (love animals, but I hated the actual program), then I became a Hairstylist, and now I have 1.5 years left in Advertising and Business Mgmt. 

    Would I pursue them all again if I had the chance?  100% yes.  Reason being because regardless of how much money I wasted, I tried it, and pursued lifelong dreams, even if they did not work out. I would hate to live the rest of my life never knowing.

     

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