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#31 of 36 Old 01-29-2008, 01:25 PM
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I have a BA in English, with a focus on technical and scientific writing. I've been "using" my degree since graduation (i.e. been employed as a technical writer for 10 years). Most of those years, I've worked in the aerospace industry, so that's my forte. I went to school on scholarships for the first two years, and my parents paid for the remaining two years. I paid for 2 years of post-graduate school out of my own pocket. I haven't decided if I'm going back or not to finish my master's.

The flexability of my job allows me to work from home once the baby comes, so I'm lovin' it!
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I have a Bachelor's in Clinical and Administrative Dietetics (nutrition) with minors in journalism and french. I was halfway through with my education when I met and married DH, and he wanted me to finish in case anything ever happened to him. It reassures him to know that I could support our family.

That being said, I have never used my degree and never plan to. I do have quite a bit of student loans, and I always feel guilty when it's time to make a payment. That's a lot of money to pay for a piece of paper. But I'm happy at home, homeschooling our 2 older children. It was never the plan for me to work, so unless something disastrous happens, we're happy living like we are.
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Not from your DDC but wanted to answer anyway...

I have a bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Nutrition and Foods. Eventually I would like to get my IBCLC.

I just finished my degree in December 2007, so I haven't had much of a chance to use it professionally, although the nutrition knowledge is always useful. I know exactly how bad for me those chicken nuggets I ate yesterday are for me.

I currently work from home entering web content for a company that designs web sites for wineries, not exactly what I envisioned doing but it pays very well, and I get to work from home which is awesome. They are very flexible with me, its totally up to me if I want to work after the babe comes and if I do, I can work as little as 10 hours a week.

I am blessed that my parents were able to pay for my education (I went to a CSU) and do not have a single penny of student debt.

Jenna in love with my DH Jon, loving our 2.5 year old, Caroline Tulip, and expecting another little one in August!
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I have a BS in Accounting and an MBA. Right now I use my education every day. I plan on taking a break to be a SAHM, but I will probably eventually return to my field.
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Originally Posted by peacelovingmama View Post
I also worked for the state of Califormia (after 4 years of private practice). You aren't by chance a fellow Deputy Attorney General, are you?
No - I work in Administrative Law, but I have a friend who's a DAG in Sacramento.

Number # 2 due 5/19/2011.
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I have a BS in Biochemistry.
I also have a MPH and a PhD in Epidemiology. I was about seven months pregnant when I defended for my doctorate. I SAH now but am working on finding a job back in Public Health, and as a sideline i'm also working on my photography business.

DS1 04/2005; DS2 08/2008
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