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Pursuing education

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by AT-AT, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    its your life, not theirs
     
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  2. AT-AT

    AT-AT Well-Known Member
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    I finally figured out what direction I should go, when I studied the revelations of the Baha'i faith
    Thanks, wise one.

    (No sarcasm intended)
     
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  3. Shadow Wolf

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    You pretty much answered that question yourself. Its not your real intention, your making it an excuse and not the honest reason. But if your family is so broken that you feel a lie is needed to leave, then why worry about what they think of you if you also anticipate not really seeing them again? And I would reallt think it over. College can get you places, but so can other things. And in my siuation, I make more driving lyft than I would using by BS degree in psych (and it is a BS degree that doesnt pay for itself until it turns into a masters). I moved, and with different opportunities available, Im not even sure I go back for my masters (freelancing is looking the route Ill go).
     
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    Sounds like you just need to leave, no excuses, no padded feelings, just you, your life, and your future.
     
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  5. Milton Platt

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    The education would not hurt you and it would avoid uncomfortable conflict. But only you can really know your situation.
     
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    AT-AT Well-Known Member
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    It's what I was thinking.

    What form of IT jobs besides Computer Science do people actually go to college for, these days?

    I know you don't have to necessarily have a full college degree to say, be a computer repairman, but surely there are other IT professions which kind of need a degree.
     
  7. Milton Platt

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    Robotics? Electrical engineering? Systems analyst?
     
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    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    It was 10 years ago... but...

    I think what you're asking about is Desktop / Server / Network Design Implementation and Support?

    These jobs are super competitive. And... A lot of people think they are experts, when they aren't. Conversely there are a lot of super smart self-taught folks out there. But the ignorant know-it-all types are much more common.

    In this field, experience and knowledge is the coin of realm. Next is personality. Being able to work well with difficult people, and being able to blend in to an established infrastructure ( without commenting on how much it sux ) are what I looked for.

    All you need as far as education is a Bachelors degree. Almost any bachelors degree will do. All this does is help weed out candidates. It's not fair, because good people get left out of the recruitment. But with so many people looking for IT jobs, having a degree is any easy way to cut the stack of applications.
     
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