Did you go to college, and did you end up working in that field?

What have people done for higher education?

  • Went to college

    Votes: 11 40.7%
  • Currently, or for a long time, worked in their major

    Votes: 5 18.5%
  • Worked in a field irrelevant to major

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • Didn't go

    Votes: 7 25.9%
  • Went back after a break

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dropped out

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 3.7%

  • Total voters
    27

mr7confused

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Thank you all for your input. It's exactly as I suspected, I cannot drop out for fear of regret later on. Im not sure if everyone's experience is the same as mine, I've always struggled in school, ok grades, but horrible motivation. I dont want to write out a whole sob story here, but school is my worst enemy.

I just need to figure out what I want to do. I dont want to be a mechanic, because its my hobby. Trying fire science next semester, so I suppose we'll see
 

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Went to college. Got the piece of paper.

Landed an accounting job with a trucking company. Knew lay off was coming.

Landed a job at UTEP doing accounting. Shit pay, GREAT benefits gonna probably stick around because its a state job (aka GREAT job for North Juarez aka El Paso) so looking forward to climbing the ladder and increasing my income after a year.
 

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My advise from a 43 year old on the verge of retirement.... Stay in college and get the paper, it will be of value to you for the rest of your life.

I have no paper, I can fix anything under the sun. But most employers won't give you the time of day for an interview unless you have the paper. My biggest regret is not going to college.

I'm in the wrong racket... :facepalm:
 

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Just a reminder...get your degree! Way over valued! The company I work for wants a BS for admins...If you ever want to do something besides turn a wrench, you'll need at least a Bachelor's.
 

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What did you go to college for if you went?
Information Technology

What did you study?

Network System Administration

Are you working in that field now?
No, but I've only been out for 6 months and am looking for a job in the IT field

If you didnt go, what did you do?

N/A

I'm 21. Went to a local tech school for 2yrs to get my Associates Degree. I really liked the hands-on approach of a tech school and didn't want to take English/History/other classes. I kinda looked at it as get in, get out, get on with life in the hopes of finding a job quicker and then if I have to go back to get a Bachelor's Degree, maybe my employer will help pay for it.

Just my young, with no experience, $.02 :tmc:
 

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Went to college for agricultural engineering. I'm working as an engineer, but I've yet to touch anything agricultural as far as work goes, and I'm 5 years in.
 

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Thank you all for your input. It's exactly as I suspected, I cannot drop out for fear of regret later on. Im not sure if everyone's experience is the same as mine, I've always struggled in school, ok grades, but horrible motivation. I dont want to write out a whole sob story here, but school is my worst enemy.

I just need to figure out what I want to do. I dont want to be a mechanic, because its my hobby. Trying fire science next semester, so I suppose we'll see

I have a buddy that got his certificate in welding and mechanics in gas engines and he hates the mechanics part because of all the electrical problems that you have a hard time figuring out.

I think everyone has fears that if they do what they really love doing for a hobby for a day job, they will eventually hate it. I have had thoughts of just building furniture and selling it for a day or even side job but I just don't want it to become something I hate.

Michael (Darky) said something on the other hand
I had thought about accounting.. and law.. and a few other things. I really didn't want to do computer work because I enjoyed it too much as a hobby. So, I resisted that.. Here I am 20+ years later, doing computer work, thinking "I really should've gotten a degree in this.. It sure would open some more doors.."

I think it is crucial to get your degree in something you like doing otherwise it will be a waste of time because you either will hate your job for the rest of the time you do it or you won't use your degree ever.

There are a ton of different ways to spin this, ultimately it is your decision, you know that and I could go on and on about different things but I will stop with this post for now. Good Luck :thumbs:
 

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