I put "some college", but I have a doctorate in shit shepherding.
GED / High School
I am very curious as to what the demographics of this forum is. I think we have quite a few smart people and quite a few learned people. What does the education level look like here?
oderint dum metuant
I put "some college", but I have a doctorate in shit shepherding.
Two Master's Degrees, two Bachelor's Degrees. Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Writer's Workshop), Master of English, Master of History (Medieval/Renaissance) all relate to my teaching jobs. The degrees are also tangentially related to my work in game design, as I end up doing a lot of the rules writing/card wordings after getting the initial horrible write-ups from other staff.
Considered going for a Doctorate at one point, but that was late 2000s and the doctorate programs were overstuffed with people trying desperately to put off going out into the non-existent work-force.
First 2 degrees were paid for with scholarships from highschool/parent's union/Magic the Gathering Junior Super Series winnings. The other two were Student Loans and a small stipend for continued education.
I don't make a ton of money considering the amount of time all that took, but I'm happy with what I do and make enough to meet my needs/hobbies. Amusingly, the additional degrees actually make it harder to get a full-time teaching position, since the state mandates increased pay for each relevant degree.
My older Brother makes more money than me as a Highschool Drop-Out Welder. Of course, I'm considerably less likely to die out under some oil rig in the ocean, so you win some you lose some.
Last edited by Kuro; 12-17-2015 at 04:19 PM.
I technically have a doctorate. Should probably add a category for professional degrees like MD/JD since I don't really think of them like Phd's.
I had hoped it would look fantastic on my resume. All it did was delay my entry into the workforce by two years and dump my ass in the middle of the Great Recession.
High school. Have taken probably 30 training courses over 20 years. Didn't consider that some college so put down High School.
Originally Posted by Noodleface
Bach + post grad certificate in operations management.
Bachelor's + some graduate work, no Master's yet though. Will probably sack up and finish it next year.
Masters Information Systems
BA Political Science/History
Dropped out of college, twice. The first time was because I was wasting money trying to figure out what I wanted to do and the second because it seemed like the wrong way to approach my IT career. Currently being groomed as IT manager for a billion dollar law firm but was told I'll probably have to go back and finish a 4 year if I want a director gig in 5 years.
I have an honorary docterate in janitorial engineering from Rickshaw University and a bachelors in computer science.
Two Bachelor's. Computer Science and Econometrics. Masters in Software Engineering.
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The dream job is to be put in some University Library's basement getting paychecks for archival work everyone else has forgotten you do, until the one day some lost Doctoral candidate wanders in looking for Letters written by Silvia Plath and you're like "Fuck yes I know where that shit is. I catalogued the hell out of it."
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What was your dissertation in? Oh, you didn't have one?
(I'm just taking the piss here for those who don't know).
Medical doctors can slide by because they contribute to society.
Now this is a good fight.
oderint dum metuant
B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture. Basically an applied history of technology program. M.S. in Digital Media, which I turned into a career in disability + higher ed. research for NSF and so forth. I also have a handful of certifications in things like work accommodation and UX.
If the porn isn't high res you can't get horny, but you can hate a guy at 1000 paces without a scope. That's human nature.
B.S. - MIS
MBA - Finance
B.A. in accounting and a CPA license. CPA is far more valuable for employment than the degree, but was required to have the degree to get the CPA license.
Another aspect for the database(tm). Good one
SELECT Loser from database™ where education >= bachelor AND religious = false AND postcount > 1000 AND job = true AND political = liberal AND sexpref = pervert AND mmogamer = false AND amerifag = false AND canbuyequestrianstatue = false AND homeowner = false
Should we just merge all the 'what do you do, what did you buy, what do you earn, do you believe in invisible men in the sky, what's your education level' bs into one thread?
I am also some college and would like to go back and finish something when I no longer live like a gypsy for work.
Medical degrees and doctoral degrees really are different animals. The dissertation is something different. However, call yourself whatever as far as I'm concerned. Unless you are a chiropractor, then go fuck yourself if you call yourself a doctor.
I took the postdoc part of the question as someone that had a postdoc position studying under other PhDs, not all-encompassing as anyone with a PhD doing research.
M.A. Slowly working on a dissertation.
BS in Computer Engineering, some masters coursework.
Probably go for a masters when the kid is a few years older. I don't think it will do much for my career at this point.
Curious why no BoX for trade related/red seal level of certification? I have my bachelors but also have my Red Seal in Culinary as im a chef by trade, im sure lots of certified electricians etc here as well. Which puts in on par with a bachelors.
Associate's in Fine Arts. Have been ready to transfer for two years but no school with a decent film program will take me. I've been offered a contract at a prestigious studio though, so if that goes well I may not need to go back to school.
Put me down for 'some college'.
2 year of a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from a priv univ, a few courses from UConn, most of an associates degree from a Community College. I try not to dwell on how many credit hours I have, and the total lack of fancy pieces of paper to show for it. Even so I put myself down for the associates. I completed all the technical courses I needed towards the AS in Computer Networking Technology I just couldn't be bothered with the stupid electives.
"The Red Seal was established in 1959 and represents a standard of excellence for industry. Through the program, tradespersons are able to obtain a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial certificates by successfully completing an inter-provincial Red Seal examination."
Im sure America has something similar, but it requires 3 years of schooling + thousands of hours of hands on training.
What Does it Mean to be a Red Seal Chef? | Chef Sean Bone
Seems like a weird canadian thing
Eh it's one of the many issues with the way we treat trades as a whole. Anyone who went into a trade and not directly to college/military out of High School would be looked down on, despite the fact that some of those fuckers make bank. I think it would be good to have something similar down here for sure.
Two bachelor's degrees -- fine arts in dance and science in nursing. Handful of certifications relating to nursing.
I'm working on my degree in nursing, does that make me half-gay?
I'll hold hands with you Noodle but it has to be my left hand. That's the gay half.
I tink everyone should have listed if their education had any relation to their current job.
High school diploma here, I see we are 3 strong on this board. Not too surprising since everyone here is a multimillionaire who bangs supermodels.
I have a useless BA I'm doing nothing with, and an Enrolled Agent license that I may let expire. I am not a multimillionaire, and I do not bang supermodels. Quite the contrary, actually. It's not surprising that we have an above average education/income on this forum, however. Can think of a few reasons for that directly off the top of my head.
Side note: Wish I was a millionaire, or even had access to normal models, let alone supermodels.
Echoing another post here concerning trades, it amuses me some that here in the US if you dont give a huge chunk of your money to a higher education system you are looked down on. I have a few friends with several degrees making less money than most welders, and when I ask them why they don't learn a trade they scowl and reply with some disdain for blue collar work. Everyone wants to be managment now even if it means they are stuck at the apple store until a fortune 500 company realizes their value.
anonymous polls are shit.
Cad is a lawyer, isn't he? I thought all lawyers held doctorates (in jurisprudence?), it's just that no lawyer who isn't a clown would call himself Dr. That's probably why he said "technically".
I have a Masters Degree in Social Work.
and I work in Finance.
One day I hope to be as attractive and well spoken as Tuco!
There are still people with less than a bachelors degree?
edit oh, it must be age, right? Hadnt thought about that.
BSc Microbiology and then 3 years of military training in electronic and telecoms for the tech qual, which by now is worth about half the credits for a BSc in electrical engineering. Plus a bunch of other certs and quals, I'm pretty much on some sort of course like twice a year.
BSc in biochemistry and a bunch of IT related certs.
I know in my trade/industry you can make considerably more than the average 4 year degree holder.
I make more than most of my friends with bachelors, and my own degree is collecting dust because my career is unrelated.
BS in Aeronautical Engineering, never once worked in anything even vaguely related to the field. Much to my, and my parent's, disappointment.
I like to blame the fact that I graduated right after the Berlin Wall fell and aeronautical engineers were unemployed in droves (all true), but let's be honest here and admit that it was mainly because I'm a lazy fuck.
All the designers
All the project managers
All the project coordinators
All the detailers (who make shop drawings and average between $60k and $100k)
All the QC and code enforcement people
I know 3 people in my field who make "good" money who have a degree. Two engineers (father and son who own a business) and a VP of operations who has a business degree and spent 10 years working with the shop and field before he moved into his current line of work.
I'm not sure it happens everywhere but I run into a lot of people who went right into a business degree who thought they would magically get hired to run a business 6 months out of school and had no background or hands on experience with said business.
Having said that I have a degree, most people I work with don't know it. I never put it on my resume.
Last edited by Borzak; 12-18-2015 at 12:06 AM.
But no, I don't go by Dr. and I don't go by Esquire either. Just my name, good enough.
The only people I have known with a PhD that used Dr. in reference to themself were professors.
So I am turning in my final paper in AIT 697 tonight (MS class that doubles for MS/BS credit in the program I am in, managing through change leadership) and I am done. So I'm skipping the 6 month waiting period and just marking down BS for thefirst time ever. Feels good man.This time next year I'll have my MS. Then just a lot of debt.
Other than that all I have is a GED.
Seems like something lawyers like to use to stroke their ego with among peers. I never heard or saw it before I worked at a law firm and havent seen it since.I know a lot of lawyers who have Esq on their business card but never use it anywhere else.
Last edited by Big Phoenix; 12-18-2015 at 02:28 AM.
I wouldn't use esquire as a title. Just seems... I dunno. Douchey. Whatever.
I like the doctors best who don't give a fuck if you call them Mister. The real douchebags are the ones that will correct you.
Of course intentionally calling them mister when you know they're doctor is also a douchebag move. So you wanna avoid that. It's shitty.
I should just start calling everyone Herr.
Yeah man. I didn't understand that drugs were actually illegal.
I mean like, someone should have told me. I feel like the system failed me. Here they are... building me up... tellin me that I can do anything I want. I can be anything that I want. But all of a sudden when what I wanna do is cut class and get high, it's a problem.
What about the people that didn't graduate high school shitlords.
High school diploma. I never even considered going to college. Would have been a waste for me at the time.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Pre-reqs, lol. I was in a true program but dropped it for reasons I won't go into here (online classes just aren't going to work for me). You'll see me talking about A+P on here a lot because I just finished it recently. I had to suspend everything because my appendix decided to burst last month, and now the holidays, but BSN is still my goal.
Bitch, I learned from the streets.
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