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Old 07-06-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Richmond, TX
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Born and raised in Southern California.

Went to San Francisco State and then Cal State Northridge to get my degree in Emergency Medicine. ... Im not going to lie, the pay is horrible when compared to the cost of living in Southern California.
It really depends upon the department it seems. I was looking at becoming a police officer in the Bay Area and some departments paid very well, others not so great. The same seems similar in Southern California.

I have looked into the Houston Police Department and their pay seems to be pretty good for the area, you also get a nice educational bonus. Though I am moving to Houston with my company, becoming a police officer is a dream/idea I will keep simmering on the back burner. It will be a significant pay cut though. Good luck to you on your career aspirations!

I went to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA and majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems. I'm currently a database administrator for a large global corporation. I will eventually be getting a master's degree, but I'm not sure in what yet.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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SMU undergrad. 2 majors and a plethera of minors. SMU, MBA program. In O&G.

Exceedingly happy with job and pay.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: 77059
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Texas A&M here. Finished a BS and half an MS before getting burned out.

Currently working in Oil/Gas/Chem industry for an Engineering & Construction firm, on the project management team. Did the E&P side in the Galleria for a few years, been out on the construction site in lovely Port Arthur for over a year now and will probably be here for at least a couple more.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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NYU - BA and MA English

Lead teacher

Yes and Yes
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Cornell University

Double Major - Applied Economics & Management; Molecular & Cellular Biology

Real Estate Agent

Most of the time I like being an agent.
Pay is O.K.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Sounds like my undergraduate degrees. Do not let your kids major in any liberal arts! Shame I had to find out the hard way.
No way! If I stuck with my original plan of a BBA I'm sure I'd be at some boring desk job wanting to slit my wrists every day!

One of my undergraduate degrees was in Art History - while it wasn't pointing directly to a job, it sure helped out in the writing, analytical and critical analyses departments. The other was psychology which was just interesting to learn about brain/behavior. The certification was in nonprofit management - guess that filled in any "business" inklings I had left from freshman year..
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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sounds like my undergraduate degrees. Do not let your kids major in any liberal arts! Shame i had to find out the hard way.

amen!
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Cornell University

Double Major - Applied Economics & Management; Molecular & Cellular Biology

Real Estate Agent

Most of the time I like being an agent.
Pay is O.K.
Were you planning on going to Med/Vet school?
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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Texas A&M - B.S. Genetics
Rice - Ph.D. Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Currently - Enterprise Architecture

pay and job are great and keep getting better.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art Major, Eng and Psych Minor, All-Level Art Ed Certification - U of H.

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art - SHSU

Love what I do, but the pay could be better.
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