Hmm yes, intriguing.
“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”
"It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living." *puff puff*
Just got my B.A. in Political Science last month. I managed to obtain it in 3 years, but at the cost of any internships.
There probably isn't a major out there that requires internship experience more than poly sci/int relations, so I sort of fucked myself.
Right now I'm thinking of getting into teaching...
BFa Art, finished that 2007.
Now, five years later? I am a student loan payee and general nul contributor to 'society'. I have a job totally unrelated to my field of expertise that I like because it is easy going and low stress. Pays okay. Not great, but good enough. Now, you might not take student loans that seriously when you're a student. Have to take that money or you can't go to school, right? Need to go to school. Absolutely you do. But hey, that is a for realsies loan and student loan people want dat paper back (motherfucker). They want it with interest. Cough up the fucking vig. That is the vigorish. The cut. The juice. That is the we-be-nice-and-not-break-your-kneecaps payment. Cough it up. We'll send guys. D:
@Eviternal: Now it is an even bigger number of respondents but still. I was more alarmed by the percentage then the raw number. As it stands, More than 10% of 124 respondents said that they have a PhD or higher. That is roughly the same percentage as those who said that they only have a High School diploma. I would say that either some users bent the truth a little or simply by the nature of the poll, people who have a higher education are more likely to answer. Considering 4% of people in the city I live in have a PhD which also has the largest University in the whole area, I would think that more than double that percentage is pretty damn high.
Taking that into account and the fact that 8% answered that they basically have no education/are feral, I would assume that the 10%+ of PhD holders is actually a little too high. Then again, it is a video game website, so who is really expecting accurate numbers.
I got an associate's and plan to finish my Information Systems Management degree when money is but a big silly number to me. Yep, a novelty degree just to say I have one.
As an independent learner, I've always hated academia despite getting really good grades. 99% of professors/TA's don't give a shit and I didn't get my money's worth.
I think the job market is total BS right now (Masters degree holders working at Nordstrom? Really?) in the sense that who you know means way more than what you know. While you gotta prove you know your stuff, there's more than one way to skin a tree.
Bachelor's in Biotech
Master's in Molecular Biology
Currently studying a Medical Degree. By the time I finish I would have spent about 10 years at University - 12 if I decide to take on a combine MBBS/PhD course.
And as much as I love learning.... I am mighty sick of university life.
4 years of undergrad, 3 years of law school
I've been out of school for a few years now, and I've just recently (within the last month) gotten a job that (1) requires a law degree (though not a license to practice law), and (2) pays the bills.
Given the average law school grad's debt load and dismal career prospects, it's a path that I'd generally advise against.