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tigerforever7
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How far did you go in school?

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


Bear Is Dead
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re: How far did you go in school?
Nope


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Jake88
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re: How far did you go in school?
25th grade.



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jimbeam
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re: How far did you go in school?
about to start 16th grade. making not much at an internship


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LSURussian
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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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Politiceaux
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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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re: How far did you go in school?
I know plumbers making six digits and I know lawyers making <30, 000


rmc
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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.


Cold Cous Cous
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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.


jimbeam
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re: How far did you go in school?
frick that. It'd be hot every day. I'd definitely be a plumber if I went blue collar


Ace Midnight
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re: How far did you go in school?
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.


elposter
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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cjared036
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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Cold Cous Cous
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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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cjared036
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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KG6
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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re: How far did you go in school?
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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Zach
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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RebelOP
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re: How far did you go in school?
Masters and yes

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