What Is Your Level Of Education???

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by savatage1973, Apr 18, 2017.

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What Is Your Level Of Education???

  1. Quit Before High School Graduation

    11 vote(s)
    6.2%
  2. High School Graduate

    20 vote(s)
    11.2%
  3. AS/BS/Tech School/Skilled Trades

    83 vote(s)
    46.6%
  4. MS/PhD

    42 vote(s)
    23.6%
  5. Other Advanced Degree

    22 vote(s)
    12.4%
  1. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Addicted Member

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    This is not a politically motivated or demeaning thread--just a simple question. There are many brilliant people that never got past the 8th grade, so don't lie. I have a PhD that I no longer use (for the last 20+ years), but there is a lot of intelligence in the AK forums, so I just want to know...
     
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  2. Amon Guinn

    Amon Guinn New Member

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    IT Tech for Servers/Securities and C++, Cisco Cert., Rebuilder of Laptops/PC/Tablets (good ones) and etc. .......NO PHONES PERIOD! Buy a new one! I wish I had a PHD....then I could go back to work as my own boss, LOL!
     
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  3. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Not sure where this thread will go, I hope it does not become a thread of academia elitism. I know several PHD's that nice folks, but are dumb as a box of rocks other than in their field of study. While I have no degrees past high school here just short of an associate degree, but through hard work and acquired knowledge I was General Manager of several successful large metro Automobile dealerships for over 20 years. Could that be done now, probably not as there are so many with various degrees looking for work. However it worked quite well for my family. It still amazes me when socially I get asked what college I graduated from and the response from folks when they realize I never got a degree. Some could care less but there is always those who dismiss me from their conversations. I even had one guy look at me and say that's right your that car guy and walk away. :smoke:
    Regards,
    Jim
     
  4. thomo57

    thomo57 Super Member

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    I was 21 years old when my education years ended
    Primary school was so hard
     
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  5. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8641 Subscriber

    Still repeating 7th grade ...

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  6. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock

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    I graduated high school with solid grades and thought about college / university. Half way through studying for 'A' levels (not sure what the US equivalent is) aged nearly 18, I realised I had made a really bad choice of subjects. I dropped out of that and found a job at a local manufacturing place, operating their mainframe computer systems. I'd had an interest in computers since assembling a Sinclair ZX81 from a kit in 1981, so it was kind a of nice progression for me. Never did any formal education after that, other than a few Microsoft exams, but I'm still in IT nearly 30 years later :)
     
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  7. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    AS: Automotive Tchnology
    AS; Automotive Autobody and Welding
    AS: Biology Anatomy and Physiology

    I think the last one just might keep me alive a bit longer than normal. Doctors only treat you after you get sick then they can't even suggest anything that is not a pharmaceutical. Sad.....
     
  8. RamblinE

    RamblinE (╯°□°)╯彡┻━┻

    I'm a semester or two away from finishing up an associates in business paid for in cash. When I transfer to a four year to finish a business degree with an emphasis on Human Resources Management, that's when the loans start ʘ︵ʘ
     
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  9. Amon Guinn

    Amon Guinn New Member

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    I Really should have written more detail............I only work on laptops and PC's due to a spinal injury that keeps me from working as a securities tech for Jack Henry....... in which was the first job offer I received, until I found I had to have another surgery and told them about it. They could not hire me and NO ONE else will since.....thems' the berries, huh?
    I buy computers needing rebuilt/updated, so forth and resell for a small profit (average 20% on this) so my Assoc. Degree only goes for experience and not a trophy. Before my Tech School I worked as a mechanic for all my life since I was able to turn a wrench. Motorcycles and cars mainly, but an occasional small engine contraption such as a chain saw would darken my doorstep. I was thought of as a "grease monkey" mainly,so I decided to get a degree of some kind just to prove (in my 50's) I still have what it takes to DO something different with my life since my spine was deteriorating at a rate of pizza dough rising!
    Don't get me wrong ehoove.........I understand what it's like to do both. I grew up with my dad being a motorcycle mechanic/Close tolerance Metallurgy Conformer (machinist) and learned many ways to be a bread winner without relying on anyone! I paid cash for my schooling, myself and would do it again. What I own, stereo wise or anything material.......even my home, is also bought cash on the spot and I thoroughly enjoy what I have now, as well! That changes as my spendable income does and if not, I'm happy as a clam! I always give the benefit of a doubt when someone posts, but I feel that I didn't write enough details........so,this is my essay for today! Hope this will put me in another class that I actually belong in!
     
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  10. hugo454

    hugo454 Gold Member Subscriber

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    UCLA
    University on Corner of Lexington Ave
     
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  11. Dompen

    Dompen New Member

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  12. bashman

    bashman AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I applied to the master's in journalism program at UC Berkeley because my girlfriend had move to San Francisco and I wanted to move with her. I got the degree and enough confidence to pursue a career in journalism and then communications (but split with the girlfriend later on). Having the diploma is nice, but the entry and resulting experience was a lot more valuable.
     
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  13. kirkendoll

    kirkendoll Luke.kirk on instagram Subscriber

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    High school diploma and then 90% on the job training and 10% school provided by company for being a distribution powerline worker (aka lineman)
    That is not me in the pic I was the one taking the picture
    20170320_112303.jpg
     
  14. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock

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    Great career choice ! My company provide training services to guys and girls working in the Electrical, Telco, Water Reticulation, Gas Distribution and Civil trades here in NZ.
     
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  15. Carraway

    Carraway AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    MA in English Literature. I also spent a few years in music school. Neither is the most practical, and I think my parents are still disappointed that I'm not a doctor.
     
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  16. kirkendoll

    kirkendoll Luke.kirk on instagram Subscriber

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    Definitely a great job, 5 or 6 years out of high school you can easily make over 100k a year :D
     
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  17. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    I've always been intrigued by electricity and high lines. What do you work with in (primary?) distribution, like up to 35kV or so?
     
  18. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Just high school and then after driving trucks on construction projects for 7 years I went into a union apprenticeship and became an electrician. Now retired and living on a few pensions and annuity. Looking back I could have done worse.
     
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  19. ScottFan355

    ScottFan355 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My favorite is egg donor ads that state 'must have college degree'. Guess they missed the whole biology/genetics thing at the college they went to:)
     
  20. ScottFan355

    ScottFan355 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I went to college on a full scholarship, then dropped out when I realized many (not all) grad students and professors would rather stroke each others' egos with discipline-specific terminology than make the insights gleaned relevant to society by communicating with it in simple intelligent language.
     

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