Originally Posted by Marsupialmom
Actually, It might have made it easier. Many places don't give a rats but babout what type of degree. They just want that degree. If she would have had a teaching degree it would have been easier for her to get into a business office then get a masters or another degree in business.
I wanted to be a teacher. I am not cut out for teaching other people's children but that degree would have open so many doors. Right now, that degree would be at least a 5000 pay difference for the company I work with. Actually it would have most likely been closer to 10000 when I started 2-3 years ago.
She was also pursuing a particular accounting designation, for which an 18 year old arts degree would have been completely and utterly useless. More to the point, it didn't involve any of the knowledge she needed for the work she wanted (and some
of what she learned getting her Commerce degree was useful). I've also noticed over the years (most of my work has been in professional offices of various kinds) that this is not that true in the business world. They care about the kind of degree. I've seen liberal arts degrees put a candidate at the bottom of the pile, under people with no post-secondary education at all.
And, honestly, if $5000/year is worth spending four years doing a degree, then it makes sense to do the degree. For me
, it's not, and never was. College and university just don't fit for some people. (I always thought I'd want to go back to school when I was older, but it's no more appealing now than it was when I was 18. I could still change my mind one day, but I'm 41 now, so it seems unlikely.)
|Most people get a degree other than the feild they end up in.
And, that doesn't even make sense to me. I know it's true, because I've heard it many times, but it doesn't make sense to me.