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View Poll Results: Mass Communication vs Mechanical Engineering Degree
Mass Communication 3 10.00%
Mechanical Engineering 27 90.00%
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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So I got into an arguement with my friend about the two different career paths.

Who makes more money on average and which one has more potential to make more money ?

Which degree has more job security and which one has the most diversity.(Different types of jobs you can get after you earn the degree.)

My friend told me I was stupid for choosing Mechanical engineer as a career because it fails in comparison to the demand of Mass communications.

But disregard the last statement. I was just curious what your opinions were.

Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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A 'mass communications' degree qualifies you to work at McDonalds, where Mechanical Engineering can actually give you a real job.

Any kind of communications degree is essentially flushing tuition money down the toilet.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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A 'mass communications' degree qualifies you to work at McDonalds, where Mechanical Engineering can actually give you a real job.

Any kind of communications degree is essentially flushing tuition money down the toilet.
I have written countless times a mechanical degree with ACI certification ACI - American Concrete Institute will guarantee a $50 to $90k job with full benefits just about anywhere in the country inside of a couple hours.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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I am sorry im a new person here. i was wondering how do i create a new thread here on city-data? :-/ i have been trying to figure out for the past hour! But in vain
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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I am sorry im a new person here. i was wondering how do i create a new thread here on city-data? :-/ i have been trying to figure out for the past hour! But in vain
Go up to the forum where just above the thread list you will see a New Thread button.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Im sorry can u be more descriptive? I see: City-Data Forum > General Forums > Education > Mass communications degree Vs Mechanical engineering degree

I dont see the New thread button anywhere can u give the web link where the button is?
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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A 'mass communications' degree qualifies you to work at McDonalds, where Mechanical Engineering can actually give you a real job.

Any kind of communications degree is essentially flushing tuition money down the toilet.

I knew it.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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I have written countless times a mechanical degree with ACI certification ACI - American Concrete Institute will guarantee a $50 to $90k job with full benefits just about anywhere in the country inside of a couple hours.
Thats exactly what I'm gunning for. My teacher told me about the ACI certification and how attending some colleges doesn't count towards that cerrtification.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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Im sorry can u be more descriptive? I see: City-Data Forum > General Forums > Education > Mass communications degree Vs Mechanical engineering degree

I dont see the New thread button anywhere can u give the web link where the button is?
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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Thats exactly what I'm gunning for. My teacher told me about the ACI certification and how attending some colleges doesn't count towards that cerrtification.
Wow, someone here besides me knows what ACI is???

You wouldn't believe the number of jobs that require ACI or NICET that go unfilled because nobody is qualified.

Imagine two people one is a college graduate with a degree in civil engineering the other is a high school graduate but with ACI and NICET II and III certification in Construction Materials Testing in the areas of Asphalt, Concrete and Soils.

Who is going to have the easier time finding a job and who will most likely earn more money? From what I have seen it won't be the college graduate. Whoa, I am not knocking college because if you had an engineering degree, civil for example, that would be the holy grail for companies looking and I have no doubt you'd get three solid offers a day for a week if you lived in the north east. All these job offers would be $60k to $100k with a full range of benefits. A civil engineer starting out doesn't make that much.

In my search I found very few schools that offer courses but they are out there. Two years at one will get you am entry Level I certification (Level II will follow three months after starting your first job) and finding jobs would be easy.

Today I don't know how anyone would get into the work besides attending a school specifically geared to it (you want to see ACI and NICET printed in the curriculum which is easier said than done) or do it the old fashioned way which is no longer done.

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Im sorry can u be more descriptive? I see: City-Data Forum > General Forums > Education > Mass communications degree Vs Mechanical engineering degree

I dont see the New thread button anywhere can u give the web link where the button is?
If it was a snake it would bite you.


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