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Level Of Education

How Much Education?

  • High School Diploma Or Equivalent

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  • Post Secondary Non-Degree Award

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  • Doctoral Or Professional Degree

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*Everyone Is Welcome, I Only Know Rough Estimates Of Americans, Not Worldwide*

Hi Everone,

I was wondering what is your Level Of Education...
In this post I include statics, from what I know/believe were accurate statistics, I learned in college and found online. The following are Approximations because the US Census Report Changes Year To Year...

90% Of Americans Completed High School

6% Of Jobs Require Post Secondary Non Degree Award

40% Of Americans Have An Associate's Degree

50% To 60% Of Americans Attended Some College But Failed To Graduate

25% To 30% Of Americans Have A Bachelor's Degree

10% Of Americans Have A Master's Degree

1% To 2% Of Americans Have A Doctoral Degree

Also feel free to discuss your Level Of Education, if you want to go back to school, why you left college, if you are using your degree at your job, or whatnot.

*Everyone Is Welcome. I Only Know The Rough Estimates For Americans, Not Worldwide*
 
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Shoot, I probably should’ve read your post before voting. I’m Canadian, so I guess I don’t count in this poll. So sorry!!!!! :(
 

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Well I'm the failure with no college degree. My sister has an associate's, her husband has one, too. My brother has a bachelor's and is being paid to work towards a master's. The rest of my enormous family is all over. My girl is better off learning a trade, in my personal opinion, than spending the time and money on college. My sister and her husband both have jobs they are happy with and make plenty, but their degrees were not required and do not apply in any way.
 

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I started taking a few college classes after graduating high school. Neither of my parents went to college and I wasn't pushed towards it. They couldn't afford to help me with it and I was more focused on working and moving out. Without their direction or guidance it was never made a priority. I don't regret it, there are jobs I sometimes think would be interesting to do that would require a degree but I have a decent job and do pretty well and I have zero debt so I can't really complain. My job was based more on my years of experience so a degree isn't necessary and I've moved up in the company over the years. My husband has a degree and it probably helped him land SOME of the jobs he's had, however he is about to turn 40 this year and we just now paid off the last of his student loans.
I do believe I would have a greater appreciation for education now then I did back in my teens. As I've gotten older I've started finding things much more interesting whereas back then other distractions took priority. Sometimes I think it would be fun to take some courses, not even for the credit but just for the interest. I don't know that I could ever see myself going back to school to go into a different career. As cool as it would be to daydream about being a veterinarian, astronaut or archeologist LOL realistically supporting yourself and trying to go back to school is probably too difficult for most adults.
 

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I'm mentally ill woth cognitive setbacks so I never was able to finish

Only did well in art and psychology classes couldn't make it past english 102 or algebra no matter how many times I failed and retook them

By the time I dropped out, I was one class fail away from being banned from the campus .______.
 

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I started taking a few college classes after graduating high school. Neither of my parents went to college and I wasn't pushed towards it. They couldn't afford to help me with it and I was more focused on working and moving out. Without their direction or guidance it was never made a priority. I don't regret it, there are jobs I sometimes think would be interesting to do that would require a degree but I have a decent job and do pretty well and I have zero debt so I can't really complain. My job was based more on my years of experience so a degree isn't necessary and I've moved up in the company over the years. My husband has a degree and it probably helped him land SOME of the jobs he's had, however he is about to turn 40 this year and we just now paid off the last of his student loans.
I do believe I would have a greater appreciation for education now then I did back in my teens. As I've gotten older I've started finding things much more interesting whereas back then other distractions took priority. Sometimes I think it would be fun to take some courses, not even for the credit but just for the interest. I don't know that I could ever see myself going back to school to go into a different career. As cool as it would be to daydream about being a veterinarian, astronaut or archeologist LOL realistically supporting yourself and trying to go back to school is probably too difficult for most adults.
Not all jobs require a Degree And College isn't for everyone.
Congratulations on being debt free and helping your husband pay off his debt.

I believe that a Good/High Percentage teenagers (freshman are usually under 20 years old) aren't making class their top priority, especially students living on campus who are going through major life changes.

If you're interested in college, definitely apply to take courses. Even if you apply as Non Matriculated Student, or Returning Student, it should be worth with it. Possibly your job may help you if the courses relate to your job, like "Do you support Continuing Education Students?" You could inquire to your Manager or Boss or Human Resources or Benefits Department.

Some colleges will have Lectures open to the public, sometimes at a high fee, or possibly sliding scale price other/rare times completely free.
I've looked at Meeting Centers and attended lectures, while making a small donation.

Through out the year, Libraries will have Bi Weekly and/or Weekly classes ranging from a few weeks to several weeks to months. I have been interested in taking Yoga and Meditation but not computer classes.

Just an idea of what you could look into...
I hope you found this post, informative and helpful. Let me know...
 
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I'm mentally ill woth cognitive setbacks so I never was able to finish

Only did well in art and psychology classes couldn't make it past english 102 or algebra no matter how many times I failed and retook them

By the time I dropped out, I was one class fail away from being banned from the campus .______.
My situation was similar. I'm only an internship away from an associate's in interior design, but family drama, cognitive impairment, and mental health just made it impossible for me.
 

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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology which I rarely used in my career. (I originally took the first psych class just to try to figure out what was wrong with me. LOL) I started working in end of life counseling for AIDS patients, which broke my heart. I went into drug/alcohol counseling (all my clients were on probation because they hurt or killed someone) which made me hate people. I went back to art instead. I also run an animal sanctuary. For years though, I spent most of my time caretaking for my mom and aunt, both of whom have passed away. Now I don't make enough to pay the bills anymore, so I'm lucky my spouse made better career choices. She got her Doctorate, so lately I call her Dr Poopsie.
 

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I started taking a few college classes after graduating high school. Neither of my parents went to college and I wasn't pushed towards it. They couldn't afford to help me with it and I was more focused on working and moving out. Without their direction or guidance it was never made a priority. I don't regret it, there are jobs I sometimes think would be interesting to do that would require a degree but I have a decent job and do pretty well and I have zero debt so I can't really complain. My job was based more on my years of experience so a degree isn't necessary and I've moved up in the company over the years. My husband has a degree and it probably helped him land SOME of the jobs he's had, however he is about to turn 40 this year and we just now paid off the last of his student loans.
I do believe I would have a greater appreciation for education now then I did back in my teens. As I've gotten older I've started finding things much more interesting whereas back then other distractions took priority. Sometimes I think it would be fun to take some courses, not even for the credit but just for the interest. I don't know that I could ever see myself going back to school to go into a different career. As cool as it would be to daydream about being a veterinarian, astronaut or archeologist LOL realistically supporting yourself and trying to go back to school is probably too difficult for most adults.
Going back to college as an adult is incredibly difficult. My partner returned to get her Doctorate a few years ago. She works in a university setting so she really needed to have Doctorate to advance past Dean into the VP arena. Her Masters was in Anthropology but she got the Doctorate in Education, as it was better suited to her career. She was working while she took courses, traveling back and forth for weekend classes in Austin (while she worked in Kansas, boy did we rack up airline miles). And the cost? Yikes. 40k. She'll be able to pay it off because having the Doctorate did help land her a VP position, but we'll have to be a little less carefree with our cash for awhile. I some times wonder if it was worth it, but she sees it as a difference between retiring 'okay' and retiring 'very well'

That said I do want to return for some choice courses myself, like ceramics. We couldn't afford me going back for a degree though. The debt just racks up too fast.

My snarky opinion: It sucks that education should be nothing as a leaping point for employment. Education should for edification.
 

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Going back to college as an adult is incredibly difficult. My partner returned to get her Doctorate a few years ago. She works in a university setting so she really needed to have Doctorate to advance past Dean into the VP arena. Her Masters was in Anthropology but she got the Doctorate in Education, as it was better suited to her career. She was working while she took courses, traveling back and forth for weekend classes in Austin (while she worked in Kansas, boy did we rack up airline miles). And the cost? Yikes. 40k. She'll be able to pay it off because having the Doctorate did help land her a VP position, but we'll have to be a little less carefree with our cash for awhile. I some times wonder if it was worth it, but she sees it as a difference between retiring 'okay' and retiring 'very well'

That said I do want to return for some choice courses myself, like ceramics. We couldn't afford me going back for a degree though. The debt just racks up too fast.

My snarky opinion: It sucks that education should be nothing as a leaping point for employment. Education should for edification.
Ceramics?

You could go to Acmoore for a Ceramic Class.
 

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Ceramics?

You could go to Acmoore for a Ceramic Class.
Sadly we don't have one in our area. I'm hoping to go and learn more about kiln usage mainly. I have a big daddy kiln and little knowledge. I figure I better go get educated. :D
 
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I have a Bachelor's in music. I have to go back to grad school to go into my actual program - Musicology (music history). But right now I'm stuck because I never learned foreign languages and I need to be fluent in some (German and French, I'm thinking) before I can even get into a musicology program.
 

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I have an associate’s degree in early childhood development. Due to my mental heath prob took me a long time to get this. I was a pre school teacher for almost 18 years before I was unjustly let go for having Aspergers.
 
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