How far did you go in school?
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How far did you go in school?
Posted by tigerforever7 on 6/25 at 9:53 am
Also, do you see a pretty direct correlation between how far you went in school and your salary?


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Posted by Bear Is Dead on 6/25 at 9:54 am to tigerforever7
Nope


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Posted by Jake88 on 6/25 at 10:00 am to tigerforever7
25th grade.




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Posted by jimbeam on 6/25 at 10:01 am to tigerforever7
about to start 16th grade. making not much at an internship


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Posted by LSURussian on 6/25 at 10:02 am to tigerforever7
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How far did you go in school?
In the 9th grade, Betty Lou Chambers let me go to 3rd base.....

ETA: I don't think that had an impact on my pay scale.


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Posted by jimbeam on 6/25 at 10:06 am to LSURussian



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Posted by Politiceaux on 6/25 at 10:27 am to tigerforever7
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How far did you go in school?
Graduated law school, passed the bar.
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Also, do you see a pretty direct correlation between how far you went in school and your salary?




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Posted by I Love Bama on 6/25 at 10:35 am to tigerforever7
I know plumbers making six digits and I know lawyers making <30, 000


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Posted by rmc on 6/25 at 10:38 am to I Love Bama
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I know plumbers making six digits and I know lawyers making <30, 000


+1. Plumbers make a killing. At least the one who I use.



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Posted by Cold Cous Cous on 6/25 at 10:48 am to rmc
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+1. Plumbers make a killing. At least the one who I use.

I know plumbers making six digits and I know lawyers making <30, 000

It's funny you both use this example. I have heard numerous lawyers point out plumbers specifically as the blue collar job that pays better than law. I wonder why everyone thinks plumbers have it so great? Of course I guarantee you plumbers all think lawyers have it on easy street.

FWIW I would be an A/C repairman.



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Posted by jimbeam on 6/25 at 10:50 am to Cold Cous Cous
frick that. It'd be hot every day. I'd definitely be a plumber if I went blue collar


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Posted by Ace Midnight on 6/25 at 10:54 am to tigerforever7
All the way.

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Also, do you see a pretty direct correlation between how far you went in school and your salary?


I haven't, but my going to school was more than just salary (although that was a consideration). I certainly should not have borrowed the amount of money that I did to get the advanced degree that I got. However, best evidence at the time was + $1,000,000 in salary over not having the degree - so I at least "thought" I was making a good decision.

I still hold just under $150k in debt and the only way that's getting paid off is through a government-backed program.

I would not have the good job I have now, nor would I be in consideration for my "dream" job for which I'm currently applying, so, on balance, I can live with the decisions I made - just bad timing.



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Posted by elposter on 6/25 at 10:56 am to tigerforever7
JD and yes there is a big correlation. I'm not risky enough to have made what I make now without a professional degree like JD or MD or something.

Some people can easily make more than I do without a professional degree or even just an undergrad degree, but they are usually more comfortable taking risks than I ever have been.



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Posted by cjared036 on 6/25 at 10:58 am to Ace Midnight
I went 17 years.

Bailed on law school. Realized I didn't like it AT ALL.

Happy with how things are now. I did incur some debt but I am
Making good money now.

Feeling pretty confident in the future.



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Posted by Cold Cous Cous on 6/25 at 11:01 am to jimbeam
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frick that. It'd be hot every day.

dealing with condensers in 100 degree heat > crawling under houses in 100 degree heat

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Bailed on law school. Realized I didn't like it AT ALL.

I'm curious as to how employers respond to this. Or do you just leave it off the resume- sounds like you were only there one semester?



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Posted by cjared036 on 6/25 at 11:18 am to Cold Cous Cous
I was open with it to
My current employer. Just honest and straightforward. Also, I work for a big company and decently high profile group with the company.

I think my hiring manager viewed it as a favorable experience.



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Posted by KG6 on 6/25 at 11:25 am to tigerforever7
Got an ME degree. I would say that the degree is the main reason I make what I make. I don't even work in engineering after 3 years with my company, but the degree still pulls it's weight.


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Posted by Nawlens Gator on 6/25 at 11:47 am to KG6
Was hired with a BS in Chem Eng and company paid for night school at Tulane for a ME degree in Chem Eng. Salary over the next 34 yrs (now retired after 39 yr career)was way more than without it.

An advanced degree can help in subtle ways in the right field. For example the higher degree gave me an advantage for key project positions and promotions. I'm glad I got it.




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Posted by Zach on 6/25 at 12:20 pm to tigerforever7
Masters. Plus a lot of courses after just for fun.

Re: salary... No.

But I don't regret it. I liked interacting with professors. The ones who were smarter than me were a great enrichment. The ones who were dumber than me were great fun to torment.



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Posted by RebelOP on 6/25 at 12:41 pm to tigerforever7
Masters and yes



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