Post # 1
I went to school to be a hairstylist. I mostly just picked it because at the time I was a Waitress, and I didnt want to get stuck doing that forever. So I went to Beauty school….I loved it at first, then I realzied how much I dislike people! I like doing my own thing & not talk to people all day (which is why i love my office job now). But I finished my schooling & I’m supposed to go take my test to get my license, that was 8 months ago….I still have not gone to take it, and I dont care if I ever do. So right now I’m paying for my schooling that I hated and I will never use. Ugh I wish I could go back in time & change what I did. I know I should go get my license because it will help me in the long run, but I really dont want to.
Have anybody else done the same thing? Wasted thousands of dollars on schooling for NOTHING!!!!
Post # 3
No one? I guess im the only idiot
Post # 4
I studied Political Science, which is kind of an easily translatable degree to many fields. In my last semester of college though, I realized I didn’t want to be in politics, so that was a bit of a blow. My graduate degree is in Criminology, and since I work very closely with law enforcement in my current job, it’s coming in useful.
Post # 5
yup me, travel and toursim. i got my certification but never went to get a job. i’m going back to school now to be a medical lab tech (hopefully vet lab tech).
i’ve also taken wedding planning and cosomotology too.
Post # 6
I don’t do what I went to school for – exactly. I’m a chemical engineer, and I work in an engineering field, but definitely don’t design and reactors or piping layouts. 🙂
I don’t think any education is wasted. In my case – it proves that I can learn, think critically, and stick with something. I always prefer to hire people with at least an associates, since they can start and finish something.
Post # 7
I have a degree in Elementary Education and have no desire to be a teacher right now. I’m hoping maybe if I give it a break for a while I will feel differently. I had been in college right after high school and took classes over the summer so I never stopped with school. I feel burnt out! Well see what happens.
Post # 8
Me! I went to school for Accounting, and realized my senior year that I really wasn’t a fan of it. I gave it a good chance though…2 1/2 years in the field and I was done. Too many people that are uptight and think that they have to stay late in order to keep up with appearances.
I work in HR now. I love it…helping people is so much more rewarding for me than crunching numbers.
Post # 9
@s.renea9: Well I’m not in the exact same situation as you, but I studied English in school.. got the 4-year degree in it. I can’t say I was ever super passionate about it, but I was good at it, and didn’t do so well in the math required for business school (what I really wanted to do). With that said, though, I did end up getting a really good job out of it. The only thing is I am not passionate about my job. I like the money, the people I work with, and that’s pretty much it.
So I wouldn’t say I wasted my schooling or regret it… I just need to figure out another career path somehow that lets me do my passions. Working on starting a side business.
Hey, at least you can give people haircuts… maybe your future kids? Haha.
Post # 10
I also thought about going back to school to be a nurse, but i will hate myself if i end up not liking it either.It will be more money wasted.
atleast you both still get to use what you went to school for. I want nothing to do with Cosmetology.
Post # 11
whilst i studied drama, i learnt that 90% of people who study drama are twats.
i don’t do drama anymore. i’m an office manager.
and the stupid thing is, i got my experience for this job before i went to university, but they only interviewed me because i had a degree.
strange place, the job market!
Post # 12
Nope… sorry, does high school count?
I went to school (paid for by the government) for a desktop publishing course, have my certificate and everything, but no jobs!
Then I got training in an Industrial Electrician Program (that was also paid for by a Women In Trades Program, Government based) It cost $10,000 per person, we had to write a personal thank you letter to them. A fire alarm section was incorporated in that program and I did fire alarm testing and stuff for 4 years until my arthritis got too much.
YES, when you are on Welfare in Canada, you get “spoiled” Loads of programs for the unemployed and nobody can say they can’t get “off” welfare because it’s not true!
Post # 13
Yes I’ve done that. But I don’t see it as a waste because all education and training is useful and can be applied in different ways. It also helps you grow as a person and gives you a new experience.
I think you should go ahead and get the license and have it just in case. Be proud of yourself for finishing!
Post # 14
Thats what i was going to do, but I cant get myself to do it. Its been almost 9 months since I finished school, I have so much going on that I just cant leave work for 2 days to take my test. I guess I will postpone is for even longer.
Well I’m glad i’m not the only one. I still wish I knew what I wanted to do with my life.
Post # 15
Yes, law school. I met my husband there, so I try to focus on that.
Just to make you feel a little better about yoru situation, not only do I not want to be a lawyer, but my debt is higher than my monthly rent, and will not be paid off for almost 30 years. This is typical of law school graduates.
Post # 16
google job shadowing for nurse in your city. there are many hospitals and colleges/universities that will let you do a job shadow (just not with doctors). i just applied for one today to make sure its what i want. my family was not surprised when i said i was going back to school….again.