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Old 03-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #61
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Associates degree in computer information systems, and started to work for a large computer company. The first job had nothing to do with my degree. I set up an environmental lab, and started testing. We were spending a fortune doing shock and vibration testing so I added a lab for conducting those tests in house. I got board doing that and transferred to the electromagnetic interference lab. That lab had a little more to do with my degree. So I started back to school and got my BS in electrical engineering. I have now been doing EMI/EMC work for both commercial and military programs for over 20 years. I still enjoy it very much, and I learn something new every time we go into test.
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What if you mess up your hands while doctoring????

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Turned down free college to go to work on Drilling rigs out of High school.

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I have an associates degree, but I work underground. It just pays a lot better, and I really like it too
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I have an associates degree, but I work underground.
Sounds Dark.. Do they have lights down there...
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:31 AM   #68
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:36 AM   #69
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Emt b cert, one month away from my paramedic license. Then comes navy corpsman and volunteer firefighter.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #70
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I have 17 technical certifications a BA in computer science too many awards to mention but my biggest learning experiences came from the school of hard knocks! Learned more there than from anywhere else!
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #71
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When I walked out of highschool in 98 I never looked back. All my teachers told me that i woudnt be able to make a desent living and I would never be happy if I didnt go to collage. Well here it is 2012 and I'm only working 6 months a year and making over 100k a year. And funny thing is twice I'v had some of those teachers kids working for me. Could I be making more money if i went to collage... maby but I'm damned happy with things the way they turned out.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #73
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #75
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Emt b cert, one month away from my paramedic license. Then comes navy corpsman and volunteer firefighter.
23 years as a corpsman, spent most of my career with the marines.
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23 years as a corpsman, spent most of my career with the marines.
That's exactly what I want to do, hopefully I can be stationed at camp pendleton I know a lot of marines stationed there.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:13 PM   #77
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Never finished high school. I squandered it on drugs and alcohol. Started working in the restaurant business when I was 14 years old. Stayed in the business mainly because it tolerated my particular wild life style. Cleaned up my act in my mid- twenties. Took an opportunity to open my own restaurant, then another restaurant, then a catering business. I sold them all and retired at 48 years old. Hey, I guess I could go back and finish high school now.... I just need to decide what I want to do when I grow up.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #78
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i flunked out of high skooll, ( fighting, getting high) but i managed to put 31 years in the gillette company as a industrial mechanic, ( trust me making razor blades is very high tech) im not very book smart, but can fix most anything..
wife will be getting her masters in business finance this august
Same here, drinking, fighting, getting high, and girls, had a strong hold on me from about 13-17. I dropped out when I was 16. Took the tests for my GED and passed with flying colors. Worked in the catering business for a little, they paid cash. Cleaned up when I was hired for a serious job which required a commercial drivers license, and random drug testing. Government municipality job, with great benefits, vacation, sick, personal time, and plenty of room for raises and promotion. 12 years later I am an assistant foreman.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #79
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I'm a little young to be posting but what the hell, graduated highschool with a 3.7.
Well...between then and now I've totaled a 99 blazer, a 99 explorer and I blew up a 91 jimmy s15. I go to work every day at American distilling located in east Hampton ct. They produce witch hazel and I work on the bottling line. It sucks, haha I only work 30 hours a week. They don't want to give me full time because of benefits and blah blah. My insure is through the roof because of all of my accidents, I think it's about $2300/6 months plus my jeep payment. But I'm getting by and hopefully ill go back to college eventually for something!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #80
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Bachelors in Business and working on my Masters in Communications and Information Management. Best thing I did was work full time while going to school because everything I learned I immediatly applied to my jobs. But... education is about what you do with it, not what it does FOR you. You should only spend the money if it will support what you want in life. My husband has no college education but tons of LIFE education and has a great job as a carpenter that he loves and is terrific at. I go to him for management advice.
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We don't need no education. We don't need no thought control. No dark sarcasms in the classroom. Teachers leave them kids alone. All in all it's just another brick in the wall. Pink Floyd
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:56 AM   #82
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High school for me...Partied a little after that and then joined the life in offshore drilling. Have been here ever since 20 years and am now at the top of my field and have great insurance and make more than some MD's.

My wife is going back to school to get her psyd degree (she is the smart one of us)
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Old 06-08-2014, 02:49 AM   #83
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I have 100/133 credits for a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I dropped out for the second time in December 2013. In hindsight, I think going to a technician school and getting certifications would have been the better choice for me.

Having only 1 job as a library assistant, I believe I may be under-qualified and overqualified for many positions. Waiting to hear back from Boeing for a technician/assembly position, now.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:14 PM   #84
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Well, I graduated from High School in 1970 with about a c- average. I aced my shop classes and PE but not so good in the other stuff. After high school, I went to a trade school for basic refrigeration. I spent 10 years in that filed. When I left that coarse of indever I kind of became a bumb. Doing small construction jobs and did a lot of fishing. I tournament fished for bass for ten years and at that time I got into the RV trade and became shop foreman at 2 different companies. I did 15 years in that trade until I couldn't perform my duties anymore because of back problems. I also had to stop fishing and lost a $35,000.00 Bass boat. Sad day for sure. I tried getting back into the refer trade going back to trade school where I also aced those classes that included heating and air conditioning. After graduating from HVAC/R school I got a job with a heating and AC company but only worked for them for 5 months until my back turned against me again. From then out it was doctor after doctor and too many meds to go back to work. I retired at 54 via medical issues and 3 years ago moved to Nevada where my wife of 34 years and I bought a small ranch and raise chickens for personal consumption. Well, that's it for me. Wow, that brought back some memories.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:29 PM   #85
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4th grade education! I failed 5th grade twice.......

My occupation, has mainly been a Dishwasher. This is how I made my living, along with plenty of Government aid, including Food Stamps..........
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high school and vocational training. spent my junior and senior year of high school, half at high school/half at vocational school for automotive. graduated and went to Ohio Technical College (automotive school thats a freaking joke) for a year and a half. got accepted into BMW factory training while i was there. am now in my 6th year as a BMW tech and a third generation mechanic
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I was hacking computers in the 80's, spent entire summers.. doing.. er.. stuff with computers, writing shareware and running a few BBS's, never lost my love for programming/hardware/hacking around.. I've been working in the industry for a long time and always kept my skills up to date. Only formal education I have is an AS from a community college, I was also teaching there at the same time.
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...and with that in mind, what level of education do you have?
ME? A.S. computer information systems.
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Interesting thread... great to see all the diverse backgrounds.

I almost flunked out of my first attempt at a bachelors degree years ago and ended up with two AS degrees (computer science and electrical engineering). I worked in the automotive industry and moved my way up from quality tech to supervisor to quality engineer to quality manager, 6 Sigma blackbelt, etc. at different companies. A few years ago I went back and got my BS in Business Management and then continued from there for my MBA. I now do consulting in lean manufacturing and supply chain management for all kinds of companies. As for education, I guess it became addictive later in my life as I am now starting on my dissertation for a PhD in Natural Resources. Like someone else said, I'm kind of interested to see what I will be when I grow up.

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