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View Poll Results: whats your level of education
didn't finish H.S. 14 7.18%
H.S. Diploma 38 19.49%
2 yr Assoc. deg. or Tech Degree 54 27.69%
4 yr Bachelors 70 35.90%
Masters 12 6.15%
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:02 AM   #101
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i'm thinkin we got some LIARS amongs the answers, nearly 50% of the repsondents are degreed???? thats WAY high compared to most of society.
the ama did a womans motorcycle ride in Ohio a few years back and the avg education was 1 year post grad.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:03 AM   #102
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i'm thinkin we got some LIARS amongs the answers, nearly 50% of the repsondents are degreed???? thats WAY high compared to most of society.
I have my degree framed and hanging on the wall in my office. You are more than welcome to stop by and see it. I also attempted to start my Masters (CIS) but was burnt out by the 4th class. Oh well, gotta start paying those student loans back now :/:
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:23 AM   #103
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:25 AM   #104
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High school grad in 2000, about 20 hours college. No help!

Now Certified Weld Inspector. 100k plus a year.

You dont always need college to make it but, i did start at the bottom and worked my off to be where i am.

Inspectors are making a killing now. It's hard to hire them for less than $38/hr. Throw in the overtime and bam, 6 figures.

You have your CWI, get your API 510/570 and get an instant raise.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:00 PM   #105
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In the IT world, real experience and certifications will get you a lot further than a college degree. The only thing a college degree may be good for is if you are planning on going for manager or leader positions; otherwise, as an individual contributor, certs are the way to go.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:44 PM   #106
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:45 PM   #107
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Took more than 4 years, though.
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:52 PM   #108
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The next question is, who here makes 7 figures or more?
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:04 PM   #109
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Unfortunately work experience doesn't always cut it... there are plenty of mid-level managers at my company who've been around for 20+ years and are great employees. Then there are a few folks with their MBAs in finance, bus admin, accounting and are the directors and VPs. The big time corporate stuff all REQUIRES MBAs to even be considered. While I don't neccessarily agree with it, that's just the way it is.

If you are in corporate america and don't have an MBA, odds are you're never getting past manager level. Granted, you can make decent $$ being a long tenured manager, but you can forget high ranking executive positions.

An MBA is basically a way to market yourself better... not a way to make yourself smarter. The pursuit of my degrees have taught me very little that i use in my day to day job, they just open doors and it's then up to me the rest of the way.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:39 PM   #110
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:54 PM   #111
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It doesn't matter what level of education you, or your co-workers have. You still end up working with a bunch of retards.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:55 PM   #112
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The next question is, who here makes 7 figures or more?
I Do!...Or More...,
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:50 PM   #114
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In the IT world, real experience and certifications will get you a lot further than a college degree.
You can even get fairly far without them if you work at it. I've got a decent job as an SMS/SCCM admin for a large corporation. No certs. I'd love to get some, but I'm too lazy. I just showed them I could do it and they basically handed me the position.

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i'm thinkin we got some LIARS amongs the answers, nearly 50% of the repsondents are degreed???? thats WAY high compared to most of society.
I won't lie to you, I didn't even make it through one semester of college. I wasn't ready to do it at the time and it would have been a waste for me. I went out and got into IT work instead and started making money to pay to put my wife through school. She makes just under twice what I do now. She has a BS double major in applied mathematics and economics. She's my Sugar Momma and I'm the luckiest guy in the world. She *just* passed her last exam to become an FSA, it only took her about 8 years (which is about as fast as it can be done). I'm so proud of her!

I've thought about going back, but I'm too wrapped up in my job these days.

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dropped out of High School when I was 14, started my own company when I was 16 and ran it for 15 years, got my GED when I was 28, graduated from college with my certification when I was 33. In the mean time from the age of 20 to 26 I had 4 beautiful children. So now I am a single mommy with a certification in Process Technology. It took me a lil while to get my sh*t straight... but I did.
Wow, what job did you start at 16?
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:04 PM   #115
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H.S Diploma turned industrial radiographer/weld inspector...Good money and u need no college..College just sucks up your money
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:09 PM   #116
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Took more than 4 years, though.
my oldest kid got his chem E when he was 19 with about 250 sem hours.

edit yes he got his brains from his mom.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:16 PM   #117
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:55 AM   #118
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BS & MS in engineering, worked in oilfield for 2.5 years. now I am a sports investment analyst (go figure). plan to apply to MBA programs for fall 2009.

imo education gets you only so far. sure, you have to be smart but after a certain level of education it really comes down to who you know. thats why I think if you are going to get an MBA, dont even bother with night programs unless your company is paying. Just go full time to a top 10 school.....in the long term, it will be worth it
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:34 AM   #119
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