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Dan Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-28-10 03:01 PM
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23. I would say, save the money
and go to a good vocational school...something like plumbing, bug-killing, etc.,
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  -Serious question... if you were going to start college or someone you knew was... madmom  Jul-28-10 02:37 PM   #0 
  - I have no idea!  jtown1123   Jul-28-10 02:40 PM   #1 
  - One of the highest paid jobs and will be in demand is actuaries. You'd have to be good at math  sinkingfeeling   Jul-28-10 02:40 PM   #2 
  - Practical applications -- business, accounting and the like -- and make sure you are really  uncommon   Jul-28-10 02:42 PM   # 
  - Every one of these can, and therefore will, be done in some low-wage, no rights country in  Greyhound   Jul-28-10 02:58 PM   #18 
     - You can say this of almost any job in this age --  uncommon   Jul-28-10 03:12 PM   #30 
  - I would tell them to pursue what made them happy  Oregone   Jul-28-10 02:42 PM   #3 
  - I did that. Not a wise decision when it means thousands of dollars in student loans  uncommon   Jul-28-10 02:42 PM   #6 
     - Then tell them to skip it and travel, work a trade, or become an artisan  Oregone   Jul-28-10 02:47 PM   #11 
        - "Enjoy(ing) the pursuit today" puts a LOT of young Americans in overwhelming debt.  uncommon   Jul-28-10 02:52 PM   #12 
           - Then skip it and learn a trade  Oregone   Jul-28-10 02:57 PM   #16 
              - I agree. That is what I tell people.  uncommon   Jul-28-10 02:59 PM   #19 
              - I agree with you Oregone  Monique1   Jul-28-10 03:21 PM   #37 
                 - Independent general contractors, plumbers, electricians, etc, make bank  Oregone   Jul-28-10 03:25 PM   #41 
                    - True, these jobs are rough in a recession like this one.  uncommon   Jul-28-10 03:32 PM   #45 
  - International business with a minor in Chinese, and perhaps Russian. n/t  jtuck004   Jul-28-10 02:42 PM   #4 
  - Anything in the medical field. They will always find a job.  The Wielding Truth   Jul-28-10 02:42 PM   #5 
  - Whatever one would study to learn how, and therefore be able to teach others, to form  patrice   Jul-28-10 02:43 PM   #7 
  - Oh yeah, and almost any technical field having to do with water engineering. n/t  jtuck004   Jul-28-10 02:43 PM   #8 
  - Law  ThomWV   Jul-28-10 02:44 PM   #9 
  - nursing... up to masters level or higher  ecstatic   Jul-28-10 02:45 PM   #10 
  - Law, particularly with an international aspect. Minor in Chinese or at least French.  Greyhound   Jul-28-10 02:53 PM   #13 
  - That's a really good question. It's also very, very hard to answer.  MineralMan   Jul-28-10 02:55 PM   #14 
  - Art history, of course  gratuitous   Jul-28-10 02:56 PM   #15 
  - Philosophy  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-28-10 03:01 PM   #21 
     - Well, it's good to have a minor that you can fall back on  gratuitous   Jul-28-10 03:10 PM   #29 
  - Medical field...  one_voice   Jul-28-10 02:57 PM   #17 
  - Don't know, but my eldest has decided on Physics.  City Lights   Jul-28-10 02:59 PM   #20 
  - Is she planning to work outside the country, or is she OK with being limited to working on  Greyhound   Jul-28-10 03:06 PM   #27 
     - She's planning on moving to Canada for graduate school and stay there  City Lights   Jul-28-10 03:25 PM   #40 
        - Sounds like a decent plan. I think Canada will not remain independent for  Greyhound   Jul-28-10 03:52 PM   #52 
  - I'm going into healthcare. Family/mental health nurse practitioner.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-28-10 03:01 PM   #22 
  - I would say, save the money  Dan   Jul-28-10 03:01 PM   #23 
  - Exactly. The vast majority of jobs need only ON THE JOB training - college is a myth  uncommon   Jul-28-10 03:15 PM   #33 
  - I would tell them that they need to reconsider their priorities,  MadHound   Jul-28-10 03:02 PM   #24 
  - "they will be happier in college and in life if they pursue what they love, not just what they think  uncommon   Jul-28-10 03:14 PM   #32 
  - Amen. There is nothing romantic or happy about poverty.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-28-10 03:17 PM   #34 
  - There really isn't. I entered adulthood thinking if I studied what I loved the rest would follow --  uncommon   Jul-28-10 03:19 PM   #35 
  - Having so far lived a fairly long one, let me tell you, life isn't all about money  MadHound   Jul-28-10 03:27 PM   #43 
     - I'm not saying that people need to go into fields that make a ton of money - I am saying that we  uncommon   Jul-28-10 03:34 PM   #46 
  - I agree. I majored in Sociology and Political Science knowing  CBR   Jul-28-10 04:15 PM   #59 
  - No, no, no.  Book Lover   Jul-28-10 03:02 PM   #25 
  - "If they want to become an educated person who can think critically, then they should go to college"  Greyhound   Jul-28-10 03:22 PM   #38 
  - No college. Become an electrician  txlibdem   Jul-28-10 03:03 PM   #26 
  - Physician's Assistant, then Nursing, and after that, any medical field.  Stinky The Clown   Jul-28-10 03:09 PM   #28 
  - Hospitality Management, Nursing, Electrical Engineering, Marine Design Engineering  Evasporque   Jul-28-10 03:14 PM   #31 
  - IMHO, you're doing it backwards.  Xithras   Jul-28-10 03:20 PM   #36 
  - +1  LWolf   Jul-28-10 03:45 PM   #49 
  - Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. This is a wonderful post!  woo me with science   Jul-28-10 04:14 PM   #58 
  - In theory, the sciences. We need them, badly.  EstimatedProphet   Jul-28-10 03:22 PM   #39 
  - trade school, not college.  Lance_Boyle   Jul-28-10 03:25 PM   #42 
  - Something they like that  Peter1x9   Jul-28-10 03:29 PM   #44 
  - Herp Derp....stalking my Mommy  owlsayswoot   Jul-28-10 03:40 PM   #47 
  - A true gotcha moment!  MineralMan   Jul-28-10 03:47 PM   #50 
  - Here's a very good school and dirt cheap...but you have to live in Kansas  SoCalDem   Jul-28-10 03:56 PM   #53 
  - Hve you considered the veterinary sciences?  Xithras   Jul-28-10 03:58 PM   #56 
     - I have, actually  owlsayswoot   Jul-28-10 04:11 PM   #57 
  - Bookkeeping/Accounting & perhaps plumbing  SoCalDem   Jul-28-10 03:44 PM   #48 
  - You can't go wrong in the sciences...  Barking Spider   Jul-28-10 03:51 PM   #51 
  - The competition from other countries in the sciences is astounding - and a lot of their kids go to  uncommon   Jul-28-10 03:57 PM   #54 
  - don't do what I did  FooshIt   Jul-28-10 03:57 PM   #55 

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