(Closed) How much education are you striving for?

posted 11 years ago in College
  • poll: How much education is enough for you?

    Just high school, thanks!

    Trade school or AA (culinary school, carpentry, that kind of stuff)

    BS or BA

    2+ Bachelors (double majors?)

    MS/MSE/MBA

    PhD

    Law or medical school

    Educational melting pot

    I'm deciding/don't know, and/or I'm winging it

  • Post # 32
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    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have a JD. Got it because I can’t do anything with my BA in Sociology/Criminology/Political Science. 

    I have no desire to go back to school at this point. The only thing I can see myself going back for in the future is a nursing degree. And that is only if we somehow end up in a position where I can retire early and just volunteer– I’ve always wanted to go volunteer in third world nations and they need medical help a lot more than lawyer help 🙂

    Post # 33
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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    In my current position, I have “maxed out” income-wise for my profession and area, and will not be able to earn more without a more advanced degree (all I have is my B.A.). I have a year of law school and a handful of grad school courses under my belt as well, but I know I need to an advanced degree in order to really get ahead (and I want to do so).

    I have great work history/references, which are good…but I don’t really think having only a B.A. is “enough education” anymore, at least, it isn’t for the type of income and career I want.

    FH is a PhD, and we both really like school!!

    Post # 34
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    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have a BA in Political Science with a minor in Management. My masters is an MLIS, which is a Master of Library and Information Science. I really don’t want to ever go back to school. I finally paid the last of my loans off last year, only to begin immediately paying for wedding stuff.

    Post # 35
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I have a law degree.  I would not recommend anyone to go to law school at this point.  Do your research, thoroughly first, and do not just listen to what law schools tell you.  Unless you are passionate about law and it’s what you WANT to do, don’t do it or you’ll end up with so much student debt and jobless.  Too saturated with lawyers. It’s not what it used to be.

    Post # 37
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    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I will have an associates in may and hopefully eventually ill go get a bachelors in public health and then a master’s in Occupational therapy

    Post # 38
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    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @ejs – I am not enjoying my undergrad at all, but I think it’s because I have no time for anything between work, school, volunteering and planning a wedding!  I really do feel happy for those people who don’t have to work while they attend school.  My sister doesn’t, and she is having a great time.

    Post # 39
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    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I already have the terminal degree (Masters) for my profession (counseling) so now I’m just working on getting licensed, etc.

    I have decided that after I work in the field for a few years, I will go back and get my PhD in counselor education so I can teach other counselors.  Education has always been a passion of mine so getting to teach others sounds great 🙂

    Post # 40
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I just have a BA and that’s all I ever intend to get. I work in creative fields, so anything more than that is definitely not necessary. Even if I start my own business, I think an MBA would help, but yeah, not necessary. I’m definitely done with school.

    However, I think it’s great to see so many women on here who are going for the higher degrees. Congrats, ladies!

    Post # 41
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    202 posts
    Helper bee

    Our school offers great 4+1 programs so I got my masters in 4.5 years! I now work in a large college that provides 6 free credits a semester. Since its extremely hard to go far in academic administration without a doctorate I decided to apply to a program and I got in! I’ll be starting my courses in the spring, wish me luck!

    Post # 42
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    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor

    I have 2 BAs, but I’d like to eventually get my masters.  I think the “plan” would be that after we have kids I’d work pt on a masters to help prep me for getting back into the workforce? I have no idea…

    Post # 43
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    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am finishing up my BS in History with minors in Africology, Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies. Frankly, my degree means nothing at all as an undergraduate degree. Just an expensive piece of paper saying I did stuff. For it to mean anything, i must get my PhD eventually. I would like to get it focused on gender and cultural studies. I eventually want to teach classes at the college level. I like school sometimes, but sometimes I hate it. I’m taking a break between graduating and geting my Masters so I can concentrate on getting married and starting a family.

    My Fiance is planning to get his PhD in Classics because he wants to teach Latin and Anicent Greek at the college level.

    Post # 44
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    1356 posts
    Bumble bee

    Already got my JD and have the student debt to show for it. 🙂 Oh and I’m not using my law license right now, which makes those loans even more fun! Hehe.

    Post # 45
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve got a B.A. and a M.A. — and piles of student loan debt!!  :p 

    I’d love to go back for my Ph.D but now’s not a great time to do it.  New house, wedding, student loans, kiddos someday and I’m not sure if I want to commit myself to it.  It would be nice to get it and teach at the university level, since I do really enjoy teaching and can teach at the community college level with my M.A.  

    Post # 46
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I have a BA in Literature (specialization in American Literature) and Classical Studies.  I’m planning on going back in a couple of years to obtain an MLS degree, too.  I’ve thought about also getting an MBA or MA in Administration, but that would be far off in the future.

    I’m waiting to get my degree until my husband finishes his MS in Water Conservation and Enviromental Engineering.  To move up in our company, he really needs an advanced degree, so we agreed that he should go first.  He’ll complete his degree in May 2011, so I’m planning on starting in a program that fall.

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