(Closed) How long you went to school & your job

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Biologist and college professor – 8 years of undergraduate and graduate combined.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

electrical engineer, 4 years undergrad.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t know how useful this is, but I went to seven years of college. I have a BA in Political Science, which took four years. And I also have a JD which took three years. I’ve been a licensed attorney for just over two years. I’ve been working as a prosecutor pretty much since I passed the bar exam. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m a Business Analyst.  I got a Bachelor degree in Economics, got a Master Degree in Business Administration, and have a Business System Analyst Diploma :-). I love study, put it that way.

Going to college/university can open so many doors for you to get good jobs in the future.  If you can, you should do it.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m a CPA.  It took me 4 years of undergrad BBA in accounting.  1 insane year of grad school MSA (Masters of Science in Accounting). 1.5 years of studying for the darn exam (CPA ugg enough said), thank goodness all of it is finished passed and behind me now! I vow no more schooling or certifications but we’ll see I do love learning.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Pharmacist…. It will be a total of 9 years of college when I’m finished next year. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Kkaattii:  yeah I believe so. pre-pharm in undergrad is already about 5 years. you have to do grad school too.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Kkaattii:  It’s a doctorate like an MD degree now, so it’s 4 years of pharmacy school after your bachelor’s…. most people have 8 years of college total, but I took an extra year of undergrad stuff since I double majored. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

4 years of college, 8 years of graduate school. I hope to be a history professor – I’ll be going on the job market in the fall.

*Grad school for a PhD isn’t like college, though – your first two years (usually) are spent taking classes and preparing for your quals, but after that you’re doing research and teaching (for pay, though not much).

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m 21 and just graduated in January with a Bachelor of Science in General and Elementary Ed. K-6. In my senior and junior years of high school I took college credit courses (not AP, we got actual credits from a university in Florida) and then after high school I went abroad for a year. During that year I got college credits with the college I was planning on attending once I got home. After that it took me 2 1/2 years once home (plus working part time/full time) to finish. So 3 1/2 years all together for my undergrad (since I had credits from high school that ate one semester). While I was in school I did things like work in a preschool and my student teaching was combined with an assistant teaching position in a school within a school for children with dyslexia so I could build up my experience. If not for those jobs I would not have a job right out of college. Next year I have my first teaching position in an amazing private school and I will be making $30,000. I feel fortunate to have worked throughout college and then score a great job for my field right after I graduated. Eventually I probably will go back for a masters because it is important to me but I will not go until I know 100% what I want that degree in (I am looking to specialize, I just don’t have it nailed down yet). 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Not to thread jack, but there are a lot of posts from people in academia. I’m considering a phd and my goal would be to become a professor. Are those of you who followed this path pleased with your job?

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