Accounting/auditing (sounds boring but one needs to break through the sterotypes; needed everywhere); nursing and allied health fields (schedule won't be as flexible but you location flexibility is good); teaching, for all the anti-union hype, is really a poor paying job with only average benefits and comes loaded with overhead.
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Thread: College help
Oct 25, 2010, 02:29 PM #21
Oct 25, 2010, 02:46 PM #22
here is a sampling of my entire group of friends from college, a few years later....
1.) Liberal arts = post grad restaurant worker. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON LIBERAL ARTS unless you KNOW that your are headed for graduate studies
2.) Engineering - all of my engineering buddies are bringing home new cars to new homes. Engineering pays. I went mechanical, but the computer science guys make like 20g's more straight out of school.. food for thought.
3.) Teachers are overworked and underpaid. Its a noble calling, but you will get the same pay and bennies without student loans working for police / fire departments.
4.) Business & management.... really hit or miss. Some of my business friends are killing it, some are still slinging dinners. Make sure you study a nitche area or you will just be another salesmen... and there are a lot of hungry salesmen out there...
5) Trade schools - lead to a better life than you may think. We will see a swing in the next few decades where skilled trades start making a LOT more money. Im not talking laborers though, you need to pick a trade and push through an apprenticeship if your going this route.
Stay in state, dont rip off your parents. Be careful about borrowing too much $ to pay back later... because later comes soon, sooner than later, if you follow...
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Oct 25, 2010, 02:55 PM #23Junior Member
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Engineering is the "gnarliest" study I live a block from the beach in Dewey 5 miles from southside
Oct 25, 2010, 03:13 PM #24
Oct 25, 2010, 03:38 PM #25
I also know a hvac tech that takes home more than most engineers.
Oct 25, 2010, 11:50 PM #26
i'm finding all this talk of material possessions, houses, etc...very interesting. i guess it's just a matter of priorities, but i'm quite happy to make a bit less $$ (& do...i'm a 3rd year teacher), but live a bike ride from my local break. sure, it's gonna take longer for me to be able to afford to buy a home rather than rent, & that home will be more expensive than a similar home inalnd, but the trade-off is that i'm a bike ride from my local beach & can surf whenever there's waves...i don't need to "drop everything" to get in the water regularly.
i'm saving up for a house, have a decent quiver of boards (& can afford to buy/sell almost at whim), a solid little jeep that gets me where i need to go, & get to travel pretty frequently––all goals i set for myself when i was a senior in high school. the added bonus is that, as a teacher, i can influence kids' lives for the better & make a difference in their lives. it's a simple life (relatively), but a happy one.
I go to salisbury. its only half hour from ocean city. md. sounds like your interested in something medical. they have a really good nursing program if your into that. i personally am doing exercise science and then going on to a physician's assistant program somewhere, probably UMES which is ten minutes down the road.
Oct 26, 2010, 12:54 AM #28
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UNCW ftw Im majoring in environmental science here right now
Oct 26, 2010, 06:23 AM #30
unless your parents or someone else is paying I wouldn't go . student loans will pretty much ruin your life aka credit score . In highschool you have all this pressure to go to college and get started on a career but what do people really know at 18 .. not much but they expect you to make choices that directly affect your life . if i was you i would go wait tables and bartend for 4 or 5 years till i knew what i really wanted to do , then i would go to school because after 25 i think you are considered an adult student and your tuition is reduced a fair amount . ..I am not saying don't go to college i just think people should remember that they have their entire lives to work and find a career.