(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! : (0 votes)
    Trade school or AA (culinary school, carpentry, that kind of stuff) : (5 votes)
    3 %
    BS or BA : (30 votes)
    15 %
    2+ Bachelors (double majors?) : (15 votes)
    8 %
    MS/MSE/MBA : (60 votes)
    31 %
    PhD : (44 votes)
    22 %
    Law or medical school : (29 votes)
    15 %
    Educational melting pot : (5 votes)
    3 %
    I'm deciding/don't know, and/or I'm winging it : (8 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 78
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have applied for my PhD. I already have a BA and an M.Ed (master’s in education), and I am working on my second BA this spring while I wait to hear back about the PhD. I am super nervous. I may have to pick up another Master’s along the way, which is fine. Have I mentioned how super nervous I am that I won’t get in? Ahhh.

    For me, it has to do with job satisfaction, not money. To study the kinds of things I enjoy in any formal sort of way, I almost have to be a university professor, which of course requires a PhD. I also have always enjoyed school, though at this point, I am starting to feel a little burnt out! I would consider working outside of academia as long as I got to stay in the same field (and if the pay were better, which is likely).

    Post # 79
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I have a BS in physics and I’m a dissertation away from having a PhD in astrophysics. The PhD has taken me at least two years longer than I expected it to take because of various health problems I’ve had that have delayed my progress, but if all goes well I hope to be defending by the end of this year.

    When I started grad school seven years ago I thought I’d be taking the usual academic career path of getting a PhD then doing one or two postdocs and then becoming a professor at a research university, but now I’m kinda getting sick of research so after I get my PhD I’ll do a slight career move and work on education and public outreach in astronomy. That way I’ll continue working in astronomy but without having to do research.

    Post # 80
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Its a shame how expensive education is… many bees have commented on just how expensive their degrees have been and the debt that gets racked up at the end of it all.

    I just paid off my final installment to my MEd program and it was brutal. Especially as we’ve got a wedding to pay for later this year… seriously.

    I’ve got a bachelor in Speech Sciences and Psychology (double major), a post-grad diploma in education (to qualify me as a teacher), and now I’ll be getting my MEd in may! I can’t wait! I’m thinking of doing a masters in Ed. Psych, but probably won’t be able to do it for a few years as its really expensive and the Uni I’m looking into only offers it as a full-time two years programme… so that would mean no income for two whole years. Not an option at the moment. 

    Post # 81
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have my MA and would like to go back for a certificate in graphic design since my position (where I never plan on leaving) has me doing a lot of design work–which I have NO background in!

    Post # 82
    2403 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a BS in Advertising (haha, “bs” always makes me laugh..yeah i’m immature) and a BFA in graphic design ( doubled majored in college )… I’ve thought about getting my masters “MFA” but honestly unless i wanted to become a professor it probably wouldn’t be worth it to me.

    i toss around the idea of going to a portfolio school, but thats not for any degree of sorts, just to beef up my portfolio and sharpen my skills as i continue to work.

    Post # 83
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I work full time and am going to school full time. I have 15 credits this semester! ha. I will receive my Associates for Elementary Education this spring and then will be getting my BA in Elem Ed in 2 more years. I Plan on teaching when I get my BA and then having the school pay to send me back for my MAS 🙂

    I Love seeing so many educated women on the boards! Times have def changed!

    Post # 84
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I know I definately want at the bare minimum a Bach in Agriculture-prevet. I know that it will take time as the majority of my college experience I’ll be Mrs. Jellybean (officially). As I already feel my bio clock ticking early and I have an over all life plan that God willing will go the way I have it set out from here on out (probably not, but a girl can dream), i want kids right after I graduate, so I’m unsure if I’ll even make it to vet school. Which will be super expensive and super competitive, so I’ll either have to put the kids off or choose vet school- but there is no way I can do both. I know with in time God will show me what I’m supposed to do. Smile

    Post # 85
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a BS in Political Science and History and I’m two semesters (Hallelujah!!) from finishing my M.Ed. in History/Social Sciences. I plan on applying to PhD programs at the end of this year for a History doctorate. Hoping to teach at a university someday. I figure I’ll be in school my whole life. 🙂 

    Post # 86
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’m working full time and working on my Master’s of Science in Management part-time through University of Maryland University College. It’s a challenge, because I work at computer all day, and then come home and do work for class on my home computer, and that’s the last thing I want to do. But it will be worth it! I’m about halfway there, I’ll finish next May 2011. And even though it’s online, I’m definitely going to the graduation ceremony in College Park next spring to walk! I earned it!

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