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BayouBengal
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re: How far did you go in school?

It depends on the field honestly.


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



reb13
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re: How far did you go in school?
I am getting a masters in accounting and I know it won't help my earnings.


wiltznucs
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re: How far did you go in school?
MBA here, salary increase has been modest thus far but certainly opened doors that wouldnt have otherwise...


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eelsuee
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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RebelOP
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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ZereauxSum
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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raw dog
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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Beerinthepocket
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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SippyCup
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re: How far did you go in school?
MBA, CPA

About to start a masters of taxation program.


raw dog
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re: How far did you go in school?
I wish I was a tax master.


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reb13
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re: How far did you go in school?
Why? I honestly do not see how a masters of tax would help you if you already have a CPA and MBA
This post was edited on 6/25 at 10:27 pm


Dead Mike
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re: How far did you go in school?
Dat beard, though...


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RickAstley
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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DawgCountry
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re: How far did you go in school?
MBA, I'm 26, yes i'm moving up quite quickly


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SippyCup
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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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NC_Tigah
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NC_Tigah
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re: How far did you go in school?
Far, fast, and yes.

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


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yellowfin
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How far did you go in school?


all the way to the end


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EA6B
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re: How far did you go in school?
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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