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Old 09-30-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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Are there any developed countries where you are more likely to be hired in a field not related to your educational credentials? E.g. Someone with a Bachelor's in pharmacy and a master's + PhD in chemistry looking into a different field to get a job ; and what if I am trilingual?
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: MO->MI->CA->TX->MA
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Definitely US.. we don't really care about the direct value of a degree.. just what you can do to add value to the company. If your degree in a different field can do that, then you still stand a chance of being hired.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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There's probably some truth to that in most countries. I think a lot of degrees are just a slip of permission for increased pay. It's all about experience and people you know anyways. Someone very recently told me that certain banks will go for history majors to be tellers, just because even though they're unrelated, someone who got through a history degree must be competent enough for a bank job. I'm not sure how true that is but I can imagine it somehow.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Highly unlikely to get a job in a field unrelated to your degree here in Austria. So getting a history degree just to experience college may not be the best idea.

Society doesn't really expect you to get a university degree, though, and the percentage of people with a BSc or whatnot is comparably low. Apprenticeships are high in demand, as are high schools focusing on either technical fields (polytechnics; HTLs) or business/economics (commercial academies; HAKs), so they will only require you to have a degree when it's really necessary.

I have seen a couple of people at Deutsche Bank (Corporate Development/M&A; management level) in London with history degrees from Oxbridge. Quite surprising to me, didn't expect that.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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If you are native speaker of English, plenty of Asian countries will hire you to teach English even if you haven't studied ESL teaching.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:34 AM
 
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There's probably some truth to that in most countries. I think a lot of degrees are just a slip of permission for increased pay. It's all about experience and people you know anyways. Someone very recently told me that certain banks will go for history majors to be tellers, just because even though they're unrelated, someone who got through a history degree must be competent enough for a bank job. I'm not sure how true that is but I can imagine it somehow.
For some reason lots of CEOS in the US have History degrees. Can't see the direct relationship though.
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