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Yes, I am satisfied with my level of education. 53 31.18%
I wish I had a higher level of education but I don't think I will ever be a student again. 31 18.24%
I wish I had a higher level of education and I am/will working/work towards it 73 42.94%
I never really cared much about education. I am a mama and that's what is important to me. 5 2.94%
other 8 4.71%
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#1 of 53 Old 12-04-2006, 02:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Are you happy with your level of education? Do you wish that you got a higher level of education? Do you hope to improve your education later on in your life? Or maybe you just don't care about it because it was never your priority and all you really wanted was to be a mommy and have a nice family.
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#2 of 53 Old 12-04-2006, 02:27 AM
 
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every once in a while I think about finishing my PhD, my health interfered with my completion, but I love the job I got with my Master's and even if I get the PhD I don't think I would change jobs, so it would just be the satisfaction of finishing and I'm not sure that is worth the sacrifice it would take to finish at this point.

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I'm so happy to have gotten my Master's, but sometimes I think about going back and getting a second Master's (in English Lit) or a JD. I love to learn, and I do really well in the disciplined environment of academia. As a librarian, I'm continuously learning new things and doing research as part of my job, so that's been fulfilling my hunger for learning since I graduated. I'm about to be a mama, and thus I don't see much possibility of getting back to school for the next few years, at least.
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i voted i'm not satisfied with my current level of education.

if all goes as i am attempting to plan, i'm graduating this spring semester and transferring....
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I will go back to school.

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I voted that I am satisfied. But if I ever inherited or won a large amount of money, then I would consider going on to do my MA and my Phd.
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No, I'm not. I think some people are never satisfied with the amount of education they have, like some people never get tired of having kids.

Seriously, though, I promised myself I would finish my bachelor's degree, and I will. Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi inspires me to think that there is really a life outside my house after all these BABIES aren't BABIES anymore!

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Not really, but I dont want to be paying back hundreds of thousands worth of loans either.

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I have a Masters degree in general medicine. Yuck! I am almost 100 sure i will never work as a doctor again...i am a SAHM, planning on lot of kids homeschooling, etc.
I wish I had known it earlier how great it was to be a mom, a wife.

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This is my last semester, it's taken me 5 years to finish a 2 year degree I would love to get my batchlors but with another one on the way it might be years...decades away

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I chose wish I had a higher level and am working towards it. It isn't so much that I am working towards a higher level, but a different field.

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I have 15 credits left to get my MEd:
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I am somewhat satisfied. I do plan on graduating from college for the 4th time someday, but not until after my children are through college.
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I am satisfied with my level of education. I think I will need to get an additional degree, however, to do the work I want to do later in life. But I am satisfied for now. That other work is way on the back burner.
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I have one degree, I would like to work towards a higher one someday, but I'm happy now.

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I graduated from high school and I am happy with that.
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I don't have a college degree and am totally fine with that. I absolutely adore my job (and make great money!) and don't need a degree to do it.
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I have a master's degree...and work in academia. My parents and my boss all think that I should get a higher degree...bahumbug! I went for another kid .
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I checked satisfied, though I want to add that I am constantly reading and learning and I would love to study more languages formally. But I don't count that as a higher "level" of education. If I could study more, I would first become truly fluent in Spanish again, and then pick up Mandarin. In all my free time...
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I love to learn. I have a college degree and some post bac credit. I'd love to return to school at some point. I want those big letters behind my name. Philomom PhD!
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I thought I might get a PhD, but since having a child, I lack the appropriate motivation (and my brain is a little fried LOL). I think I might go into a totally different area someday - but I don't know what it's going to be yet.

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What education I am satisfied, unless I want to get a job that required a high level of education I see no reason for wanting to go to school. I suppose I will have to do some self study when the kids are older and require more instruction in their homeschooling.

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I think the time I spent in college could have been better spent elsewhere. Thankfully I didn't have to take out loans for it, I just went to a JC and the scholarship eaisly covered the cost. I found college to be 30% what I needed/wanted to know, 70% busy work, and I supposedly went to one of the top 5 JCs in California. Then I later went to a tech school (took out a loan for it) for medical transcription and that was totally worth it.
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I would like to finish my degree in music performance someday. I spent my entire life up until I had children perfecting my art, and I'm not just going to throw 15+ years of my life down the drain. I have an opportunity to take classes for free through DH's work, so I can start working on my general ed req's again. So no, right now I'm not satisfied with my education because it is incomplete.
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Other. I think I'm basically satisfied with having a PhD, but yet sometimes I think that it was a bit over the top and unnecessary and maybe not in the area I was best suited. I mean, the studying was a great experience. I don't regret the knowledge, but I wish I had known myself better when I chose the path I did. Perhaps just 4 years would have been enough if I had chosen the right degree.
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I'm satisfied. I have a liberal arts education, and since degrees were/are not a priority for me I stopped at BA. I will always keep learning.

DH has two Masters and feels they were a waste, on some levels. He opted not to pursue a PhD and is very glad he made that choice.
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I have had about 8 years of college and would like to go back someday.
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I have a M.Ed and am satisified with that. I never want to go back to formal schooling in a college environment but I would love to do more studying abroad to learn another language and brush up on my Spanish. I'm thinking Spain, then France, then hit Argentina and Chile....

it's nice to dream...
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I'm satisfied with my BA!
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