(Closed) Does everyone on here have a college degree?!

posted 4 years ago in College
Post # 3
1957 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wish I did, but I don’t. I can’t afford to get one.

Post # 4
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@okqueenbee: I have a psych degree I’m not using 😉 I think for a psych degree to really be useful in a “career,” you have to pursue a master’s or a PhD.


I switched from pre-med to psych when it became clear I definitely didn’t want to be a doctor – I knew I wanted to be in a more creative field and since my college didn’t offer what I wanted, I picked a major I enjoyed and found interesting. I work in advertising now. Technically something I could have done without a degree, but I developed a lot of critical thinking skills (and life experience) from college.


Post # 5
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have degrees. And to answer your question about not using the degree, I’m not because unfortunately I’m having trouble finding a job where I can. In fact I would love to even find a job like yourself “great” with good benefits. So far no luck, I’m still looking though. Hoping for the best when we move after the wedding. 


Post # 6
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t have one but I almost did. I speak 3 languages fluently and have traveled to about 20 countries, if that counts for anything.

Post # 7
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t either. I would have loved to go to University but personal circumstances did not permit. I always thought I knew what I wanted to be but I’m now in a good job and settled in it. I’m not sure that if I manage to go back to school I would want to leave my job!!

Post # 8
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a degree in political science. It was pretty useless for a few years after I left actively working campaigns but now I use it everyday in my writing, radio show appearances, and other activities I do to earn cash. It’s not the direction I thought I would have used it in when I got it but I’m thrilled I found a new way in which it’s useful. To be honest, to do any of the things I’ve done over my career, I didn’t really need it and not a single person has ever asked about having a degree. 

Post # 9
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@okqueenbee:  I have a degree in world history that will never be put to use. Oh well. It was a waste of money but I still don’t regret studying my favorite subject.

By The Way don’t feel bad when you read about so many Bees having college degrees.  A lot of them claim to be 20 year old full time students who own homes and work 40 hours a week, in addition to having enough free time to plan an elaborate wedding. Don’t believe everything that you read.

Post # 10
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@okqueenbee:  I  have 3 college diplomas(different than in the US I think?). One in journalism, one in Teaching assistant and one as a law clerk. The first two, I’m not using but the last one, I am. 

Post # 11
3258 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

In most ways, I “use” all of my degrees in my current work. I credit that mostly to the fact that I didn’t go to college to find myself, I went to college to gain a  specific skill set that would prepare me for the exact work I wanted to do. I realize, that not all 17 year olds know their precise career goal and what kind of degree(s) they should pursue to achieve it, but IMO, it is a very important thing to figure out about oneself BEFORE you go to college. Actually, I encourage people with no specific goals to forego college awhile (it’ll still be there next year or the year after) while they find some direction. There’s nothing like going to college with a PLAN! I will encourage my children to do the same. 

Post # 12
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a BA and an MA.  My BA was required for my job, my MA was in addition to and is helping me in my job search, but it didn’t help me any with my current position (no additional pay/title/anything).

Now that I’m saddled with student loan debt, my opinion on degrees has changed.  If you have a job you love with a liveable salary without a degree, why burden yourself going on?  It’s not as though college is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; down the road, you could always decide to go back and finish a degree if you desired!

Post # 13
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No Degree here, when you have cancer at 21 and trying to pay all the medical bills yourself.  School was put on the back burner.  Thankfully I have been given a good job with good benefits… etc.

Post # 14
1010 posts
Bumble bee

I have a BA, and am working on getting into an MA program that will (if the plan pans out) then funnel directly into a PhD program.

Post # 15
1635 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have an undergrad and a master’s degree.

@okqueenbee:  spin off: I work in the field I studied. 

Post # 16
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i have an undergraduate and masters degree. 

my husband never finished college.  he couldn’t afford it and needed to work.




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