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View Poll Results: What is your level of education?
High School 12 14.12%
Associate's Degree 14 16.47%
Bachelor's Degree 28 32.94%
Master's Degree 15 17.65%
M.D. 1 1.18%
Law 2 2.35%
Other post graduate education 8 9.41%
Ph.D. 4 4.71%
Special Certifications 1 1.18%
Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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there should be a option for "school of hard knocks"......
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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Thumbs up Some schools are harder than others!

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lionking there should be a option for "school of hard knocks"......
I graduated from that school, too!! It was a lot harder than my formal education!! Learned a lot! I definitely don't "knock" that school!
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I went to college two years then stopped ( no category for that either). Big mistake, I wish I had a degree now
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I'm only four units away from my A.A., so that's what I chose. In reality, I don't know if I'll ever go back to college.

I've been working in the financial services industry, and I studied for over a year before I passed a grueling three-hour, 300-question test to get my Series 7 (General Securities) license. I also had to pass the Series 66 test (150 questions). Those tests are difficult; I failed both of them on my first try! Or maybe I'm just challenged! As a result, though, I could be a financial advisor if I wanted to - but I don't. And why did I struggle to do this? Not because I wanted to advance my career in any way, but because I had to make enough money to cover my rising health insurance costs!
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm only four units away from my A.A., so that's what I chose. In reality, I don't know if I'll ever go back to college.

I've been working in the financial services industry, and I studied for over a year before I passed a grueling three-hour, 300-question test to get my Series 7 (General Securities) license. I also had to pass the Series 66 test (150 questions). Those tests are difficult; I failed both of them on my first try! Or maybe I'm just challenged! As a result, though, I could be a financial advisor if I wanted to - but I don't. And why did I struggle to do this? Not because I wanted to advance my career in any way, but because I had to make enough money to cover my rising health insurance costs!
You're not "challenged." I believe my father failed his Series 7 test the first time as well. It's also known that only 1/3 of those who take the CPA exam actually pass it. Then again, I'm hoping that I'll be in that lucky 33.33%
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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Default Second time around!

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You're not "challenged." I believe my father failed his Series 7 test the first time as well. It's also known that only 1/3 of those who take the CPA exam actually pass it. Then again, I'm hoping that I'll be in that lucky 33.33%
That's like the Bar Exam -- many lawyers fail that the first time around!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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Wisteria, I think you forgot to add the PhD category.

I've got a BA in Art History and an MA in Arts Management and some other post-graduate studies, all pretty useless.

I find this poll to be very interesting, and I'm glad you thought about it. Reading so many posts with misspellings, poor grammar, no structure or paragraphs and so on, my idea of City Data Forum was that most folks here live in rural areas or challenged urban regions and have only the basic school education.

Looking at the poll now and seeing that most participants have a BA makes me think that perhaps I was wrong and college-educated people still write poorly, or those folks with little education and lots of misspellings are not approaching the poll.

I would encourage everyone to enter it, since it is anonymous and helpful (?) for the forum.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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lionking, ya stole my thunder! I got an Associates in Aircraft Maintenance when I was in the USAF and did some other course work towards a Bachelors, but I enjoyed deploying to exotic places so much that I never finished. Wish I had; regret letting my G.I. Bill go away after I retired. I drive a truck now and love it. A 4-year degree wouldn't have really made any difference in my life as I know it. And I sometimes feel I'm better off than friends who have I.T. and other specialized education. (A clean CDL will always guarantee you a job...) Oh, by the way, I'm working on my "Cee Bee Lawyer" degree...
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Manhattan-ite. That's a pretty broad generalization based on typos and the occasional bad grammatical structure.
This City-Data does not have "spell-check" or other helpful tools (mine doesn't) and the computer I am using right now will not let me change anything if I am not the IT "administrator".

Some of us just write too fast sometimes and push the post button too fast, because we are eager to contribute, for better or for worse, and are also doing other things. Multi-tasking is not all it's cracked up to be and you have to prioritize when it's really important to be soooo detailed.

I went to school in Manhattan so........
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:19 AM
 
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Since today's March 15th, I gotta relate a story; When I was in the Air Force, I had an assignment where our squadron commander was a real "micro-manager". I was fortunate to work for a young Second Lieutenant that had a degree in Ergonomics and actually knew where the the front of the aircraft was. Anyway, he had to do a daily status report for the commander from the input I and the other Master Sergeant that worked for him provided. Since the LT was the only one to see our "rough drafts" I would sometimes have a little fun (within military bounds, of course) with my report. So when March 15th of that year came I titled my report "______ Section, Ides of March Edition". My young LT had NO idea what that referred to... I guess that says a lot about how we could use more cultural literacy in our educational system...
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