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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-10 01:19 PM
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45. Why allude when you can "say"?
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  -Worst paying college degrees. rrneck  May-07-10 10:20 AM   #0 
  - Jesus, I've got degrees in three of them.  no_hypocrisy   May-07-10 10:24 AM   #1 
  - Thinking and imagining require degrees? n/t  lumberjack_jeff   May-07-10 10:28 AM   #2 
  - No, they are derived from your disciplines.  no_hypocrisy   May-07-10 10:31 AM   #4 
  - So does understanding God's Word  KansDem   May-07-10 10:34 AM   #9 
  - No  rrneck   May-07-10 11:05 AM   #20 
  - The post to which I replied was a lackluster example.  lumberjack_jeff   May-07-10 01:17 PM   #44 
     - That's because  rrneck   May-07-10 01:48 PM   #49 
  - No, and neither does tinkering with wires, or looking at stars, or selling cars. But the Lib  WinkyDink   May-07-10 12:48 PM   #38 
     - Why allude when you can "say"?  lumberjack_jeff   May-07-10 01:19 PM   #45 
  - Wow. All this time I've been incapable of thinking or imagining  Codeine   May-07-10 10:32 AM   #5 
  - That almost sounded like a simile...  SemiCharmedQuark   May-07-10 11:11 AM   #22 
  - it's putting those thoughts into their rightful place as peers with others. But how would one know?  WinkyDink   May-07-10 12:51 PM   #39 
  - Liberal arts and fine arts aren't vocational diplomas and it's foolish to compare the two.  Gormy Cuss   May-07-10 10:33 AM   #7 
  - I thought liberal arts programs are mostly secondary studies...  snooper2   May-07-10 10:42 AM   #16 
  - Artists are born  rrneck   May-07-10 11:08 AM   #21 
  - Yep.  Marr   May-07-10 08:57 PM   #75 
  - Liberal arts degrees are supposed to prepare you with the core skills to pursue any profession.  Gormy Cuss   May-07-10 11:19 AM   #25 
  - I guess I just never understood the coursework of a liberal arts program  snooper2   May-07-10 11:30 AM   #31 
  - English, mathematics,history, sciences, arts, languages,  Gormy Cuss   May-07-10 11:59 AM   #33 
  - Lib. Arts are ends unto themselves. They comprise HUMANITY'S most profound thoughts.  WinkyDink   May-07-10 12:53 PM   #41 
     - My experience as a journalist...  sweetloukillbot   May-07-10 01:09 PM   #42 
        - I was gonna mention journalism as a low-paying degree (though the work can be very fulfilling)  gauguin57   May-07-10 01:43 PM   #48 
        - Yeah the pay sucked bigtime...  sweetloukillbot   May-07-10 06:09 PM   #64 
        - Sure, newspapers have tanked, as have books and news-magazines. Americans are mentally lazy.  WinkyDink   May-07-10 07:57 PM   #67 
  - I see you have never studied literature in any depth.  WinkyDink   May-07-10 12:52 PM   #40 
     - no, I was busy making sure you could originate  snooper2   May-07-10 02:22 PM   #54 
     - The difference is: I value both.  WinkyDink   May-07-10 07:59 PM   #68 
     - This thread needs more - "my learnin' made me to be smart. yers made you dum." n/t  lumberjack_jeff   May-07-10 03:03 PM   #62 
  - I wouldn't call CS and engineering "narrow career paths"  fujiyama   May-07-10 02:48 PM   #60 
  - I wrote that because I know too many former engineers and CS grads  Gormy Cuss   May-07-10 08:50 PM   #71 
     - That's true... English majors make excellent fry cooks  DatManFromNawlins   May-08-10 12:11 AM   #78 
  - Neither CoSci nor Engineering are narrow  TransitJohn   May-08-10 07:30 AM   #87 
  - You are rich  madmax   May-07-10 10:41 AM   #14 
  - thats a laugh. i have a Comp Sci degree  mkultra   May-07-10 11:21 AM   #26 
  - Degree in One  RobinA   May-07-10 12:37 PM   #35 
  - Apparently they skipped cognitive reasoning in all 3 programs  DatManFromNawlins   May-08-10 12:10 AM   #77 
     - I rest my case.  no_hypocrisy   May-08-10 06:31 AM   #83 
  - Honestly, I think the salaries are skewed up by outliers.  Romulox   May-07-10 10:28 AM   #3 
  - They used the median value so the outliers wouldn't skew it.  FLPanhandle   May-07-10 10:33 AM   #8 
  - Then perhaps geographic grouping is the issue.  Romulox   May-07-10 10:36 AM   #11 
  - Yeah. I'm sitting there reading about how these careers pay  Berry Cool   May-07-10 10:36 AM   #10 
  - it breaks my heart to see elementary edu and social work on that list  Fleshdancer   May-07-10 10:33 AM   #6 
  - indeed  fishwax   May-07-10 10:38 AM   #12 
  - No one becomes a mining engineer because of the non-monetary reward.  lumberjack_jeff   May-07-10 10:41 AM   #13 
  - Yep. And I think that's the problem.  rrneck   May-07-10 11:11 AM   #23 
  - It's not undervalued, it's over-sought  lumberjack_jeff   May-07-10 01:23 PM   #46 
     - I think you're missing the point.  rrneck   May-07-10 02:08 PM   #50 
  - Yup, I Did  RobinA   May-07-10 12:44 PM   #37 
  - They're traditionally "female" fields. That explains the lousy pay.  tonysam   May-07-10 10:52 AM   #19 
  - I'm not sure why elementary ed  Goblinmonger   May-07-10 12:06 PM   #34 
  - They are on the same scale but high school teachers generally earn more  proud2BlibKansan   May-07-10 08:56 PM   #74 
  - Yes, my daughter is a college senior majoring in Early Elementary Ed.  Inspired   May-07-10 12:40 PM   #36 
  - Hard to believe that "English Language and Literature" doesn't figure in that list!  Romulox   May-07-10 10:41 AM   #15 
  - I thought it might make the top 10 too, but you can do much more with an english degree than  fishwax   May-07-10 11:15 AM   #24 
     - To be fair, I was able to do so, too. Just not the ones I wanted.  Romulox   May-07-10 11:24 AM   #28 
  - As a retired social worker, it's true that social work pays poorly.  foxfeet   May-07-10 10:43 AM   #17 
  - I was once thinking of being a translator  Canuckistanian   May-07-10 10:50 AM   #18 
  - Those are jobs done out of love, not for the big bucks. (Not that they aren't worth big bucks.)  GreenPartyVoter   May-07-10 11:22 AM   #27 
  - What's sad is education and the arts, and I include horticulture in there, are  Cleita   May-07-10 11:27 AM   #29 
  - Bingo. nt  rrneck   May-07-10 11:28 AM   #30 
  - the rest of the world is ahead of the US in supporting the arts  amborin   May-07-10 11:32 AM   #32 
  - I have no degree  sakabatou   May-07-10 01:13 PM   #43 
  - Nope.  rrneck   May-07-10 02:12 PM   #51 
  - I might as well have majored in art like I wanted to.  Manifestor_of_Light   May-07-10 01:35 PM   #47 
  - I hear you.  rrneck   May-07-10 02:15 PM   #52 
  - "Graduate School in the Humanities: Just Don't Go"  KansDem   May-07-10 02:23 PM   #55 
     - Yep.  rrneck   May-07-10 02:56 PM   #61 
     - +100  undeterred   May-07-10 07:20 PM   #66 
  - "The Big Lie About the 'Life of the Mind'"  KansDem   May-07-10 02:29 PM   #56 
     - Everyone who has graduated in the last three years from the PhD program I am  CBR   May-08-10 06:57 AM   #84 
        - Ahh, there is hope  a la izquierda   May-08-10 07:24 AM   #86 
  - My ex wife has an M.A. in Fine Arts. Worked her life as a laborer.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-07-10 02:17 PM   #53 
  - History? Good. You never know when you'll find yourself a contestant on Jeopardy.  lumberjack_jeff   May-07-10 03:08 PM   #63 
     - I was. I think many DU'ers have been.  WinkyDink   May-07-10 07:59 PM   #69 
  - Wow my degree falls almost in the middle - history.  Rex   May-07-10 02:33 PM   #57 
  - No polly sci?  MkapX   May-07-10 02:35 PM   #58 
  - I'm convinced politicians should be lawyers and/or poly sci majors.  Manifestor_of_Light   May-07-10 07:16 PM   #65 
     - I know a guy with a Poly Sci degree from Cornell  DatManFromNawlins   May-08-10 12:13 AM   #79 
  - I have a degree in Psychology and am getting a certificate in Elementary Education.  Jennicut   May-07-10 02:40 PM   #59 
  - Wow, only 35k a year?  Juche   May-07-10 08:23 PM   #70 
  - Here's mine!  proud2BlibKansan   May-07-10 08:51 PM   #72 
  - 33k for elementary school teachers?  Regret My New Name   May-07-10 08:52 PM   #73 
  - Anything liberal arts  AnnieBW   May-07-10 10:45 PM   #76 
  - Bachelor of Music here.  MilesColtrane   May-08-10 01:04 AM   #80 
  - The jerks have finally taken over. n/t  Hutzpa   May-08-10 01:23 AM   #81 
  - Dude, if you're really gifted in horticulture  XemaSab   May-08-10 02:44 AM   #82 
  - It is funny because my Dad has a degree in Electrical Engineering.  CBR   May-08-10 07:00 AM   #85 

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