How far did you go in school?
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Posted by BayouBengal on 6/25 at 12:42 pm to tigerforever7
It depends on the field honestly.


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Posted by RebelOP on 6/25 at 12:48 pm to BayouBengal
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It depends on the field honestly.


This is true, the wife is getting her masters in education right now and the pay jump will be $8k more a year. We are cash flowing it and in 2 years she will be done. The total cost for the masters program is around $12k.

I know guys graduating from law school that can't find jobs and have racked up $60k + in student loans.




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Posted by reb13 on 6/25 at 12:55 pm to RebelOP
I am getting a masters in accounting and I know it won't help my earnings.


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Posted by wiltznucs on 6/25 at 1:11 pm to tigerforever7
MBA here, salary increase has been modest thus far but certainly opened doors that wouldnt have otherwise...


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Posted by eelsuee on 6/25 at 1:15 pm to tigerforever7
I make a little more with a MS than I would have with my BS, but not enough to justify the 2+ years of lost earnings while I was in grad school. I am in engineering BTW.

ETA: I went to grad school because I hated the job I got in 2003 right out of undergrad, and the economy was terrible for engineering jobs. I now have a job I like and make about 3X what I made in 2003. So I have no regrets.


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Posted by RebelOP on 6/25 at 3:42 pm to reb13
Your right, the CPA for you guys is more important but i'm not even sure how much of a difference that makes since everyone goes after it once they are working.


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Posted by ZereauxSum on 6/25 at 4:13 pm to tigerforever7
I have an MS in Finance. It helped get me all three of the jobs I have had since, even though I don't do much related to finance.

If I had not gotten the MS I would be making substantially less, mainly because I got an undergraduate degree with zero market value.


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Posted by raw dog on 6/25 at 7:24 pm to ZereauxSum
MS has resulted in ~$15k higher salary for first job out of school. Missed a whole year of earning/experience while getting it though..


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Posted by Beerinthepocket on 6/25 at 7:49 pm to tigerforever7
4 years undergrad LSU, 1 year masters at UT Austin. Salary not particularly, but without the masters I would not have had the multitude of job choices I had out of school.


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Posted by SippyCup on 6/25 at 7:59 pm to tigerforever7
MBA, CPA

About to start a masters of taxation program.



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Posted by raw dog on 6/25 at 8:48 pm to SippyCup
I wish I was a tax master.


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Posted by reb13 on 6/25 at 10:26 pm to SippyCup
Why? I honestly do not see how a masters of tax would help you if you already have a CPA and MBA

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Posted by Dead Mike on 6/25 at 10:39 pm to reb13
Dat beard, though...


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Posted by RickAstley on 6/26 at 8:55 am to tigerforever7
I completed my B.S. in Computer Engineering and stopped at that. My salary is in direct correlation with the demand of my Software Development position. I had 3 offers coming out of college all +/-$3000 of each other. If I would have accepted any of the other 2 jobs instead of the one I did, my salary would be growing at a piddly rate, and any big increase in pay would be due to a promotion. My current company I can bargain for a higher salary or threaten to go to another company with better pay. 1 year in and I already have received 21% increase in salary, and my bonus is crushing what I got last year.


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Posted by DawgCountry on 6/26 at 12:22 pm to tigerforever7
MBA, I'm 26, yes i'm moving up quite quickly


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Posted by SippyCup on 6/26 at 1:49 pm to reb13
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Why? I honestly do not see how a masters of tax would help you if you already have a CPA and MBA


I own my own practice so it wont really help.
Its always been one of my goals.
I have the time to do it, so why not?


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Posted by NC_Tigah on 6/26 at 1:54 pm to Politiceaux
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Posted by NC_Tigah on 6/26 at 2:01 pm to tigerforever7
Far, fast, and yes.

and FWIW, wouldn't change my LSU undergrad/postgrad for any other. Served me very well.



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Posted by yellowfin on 6/26 at 2:16 pm to tigerforever7
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How far did you go in school?


all the way to the end



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Posted by EA6B on 6/26 at 5:31 pm to tigerforever7
M.S. and MBA, received long ago from state colleges, provided me with good career path and income, but deciding to be my own boss in something I could have done with only a high school diploma provided the biggest payoff.


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