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Depends on what you want to do with your life, obviously.



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I have a Master's, I love my job and make over six figures in US. I hire people right out college with their Bachelor's and offer six figure salaries.

Yes, college is most definitely worth it if you don't waste your time and don't act like your still in highschool.



I have a degree in Astrophysics, a HDIP in Electronic physics and a masters in atomic physics. No it isn't worth it. I am a senior engineer in a fortune 500 company but earn less than my friends who did a 3 year degree in business.



superchunk said:
I have a Master's, I love my job and make over six figures in US. I hire people right out college with their Bachelor's and offer six figure salaries.

Yes, college is most definitely worth it if you don't waste your time and don't act like your still in highschool.

Any jobs for an over educated Irish man?



Speaking with different people, it seems a lot of people go to college but they get degrees in fields that are pretty much useless. It helps to major in something useful

I admit that I'm lucky. I'm probably as dumb as a brick. I've worked several jobs that a trained monkey could do but i always gave 100% and I guess the right people paid attention.



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I went to university for a semester until I realized it's not for me. I then did a standard 3 year job training and now a have a comfortable Job that's fun and pays well.
Meanwhile a friend of mine currently working on her doctorate has trouble finding an enjoyable and well paying job.

It really depends on what you want to do with your life. If you have no clear idea or aspirations I doubt there is much of a difference between university and a long term internship.



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superchunk said:
I have a Master's, I love my job and make over six figures in US. I hire people right out college with their Bachelor's and offer six figure salaries.

Yes, college is most definitely worth it if you don't waste your time and don't act like your still in highschool.

Was the old job similarly good to you?

Not to sound like an a-hole, but you used to be on VGC all the time and I even remember how you once complained about not being able to be on VGC if you are at work thanks to the sexual avatars. It's almost as if you had too much time on your hands lol



maverick40 said:
superchunk said:
I have a Master's, I love my job and make over six figures in US. I hire people right out college with their Bachelor's and offer six figure salaries.

Yes, college is most definitely worth it if you don't waste your time and don't act like your still in highschool.

Any jobs for an over educated Irish man?

Saw your post above, seems like you're too niche. I work in high-tech - software engineering. Do you have that as part of your skill set?



LurkerJ said:

Was the old job similarly good to you?

Not to sound like an a-hole, but you used to be on VGC all the time and I even remember how you once complained about not being able to be on VGC if you are at work thanks to the sexual avatars. It's almost as if you had too much time on your hands lol

I would still complain about sexual avatars as that's just NSFW in the US in pretty much any career and I don't know why you'd consider that as a factor of good/bad job.

I made $60k right out of college, then went to $80k within 3 years, then to $200k within 9 years of graduation and will continue to increase for the foreseable future. Current job is best I've ever had post-graduation, but none were "bad"; I've enjoyed each.

Sure, you can be happy and do very well for yourself without college. However, that path to success has a far lower percentage of happening and generally a lot harder than spending 4 to 6 years in college. (of course money isn't everything and if you're happy with $30 to $40k salary, then be happy)

I have a friend who struggled for 20 years post-highschool and now owns his own Heating/Cooling company making six figures and I'm sure he can continue growing it to match/beat my own salary at some point. He doesn't necessarily work harder or easier than me but he is in heat and other elements all day while I sit here now in my office looking out the window to a lake. Hopefully, he will continue to grow so he can sit in his home office while others work soon.

I also have a much larger group of friends who continue to struggle and every single friend I know who has earned a university degree is doing very well for themselves. Yes, most are in the tech industry, but that is just smart for understanding the job market trends and tech being in perpetual demand.



superchunk said:
LurkerJ said:

Was the old job similarly good to you?

Not to sound like an a-hole, but you used to be on VGC all the time and I even remember how you once complained about not being able to be on VGC if you are at work thanks to the sexual avatars. It's almost as if you had too much time on your hands lol

I would still complain about sexual avatars as that's just NSFW in the US in pretty much any career and I don't know why you'd consider that as a factor of good/bad job.

I made $60k right out of college, then went to $80k within 3 years, then to $200k within 9 years of graduation and will continue to increase for the foreseable future. Current job is best I've ever had post-graduation, but none were "bad"; I've enjoyed each.

Sure, you can be happy and do very well for yourself without college. However, that path to success has a far lower percentage of happening and generally a lot harder than spending 4 to 6 years in college. (of course money isn't everything and if you're happy with $30 to $40k salary, then be happy)

I have a friend who struggled for 20 years post-highschool and now owns his own Heating/Cooling company making six figures and I'm sure he can continue growing it to match/beat my own salary at some point. He doesn't necessarily work harder or easier than me but he is in heat and other elements all day while I sit here now in my office looking out the window to a lake. Hopefully, he will continue to grow so he can sit in his home office while others work soon.

I also have a much larger group of friends who continue to struggle and every single friend I know who has earned a university degree is doing very well for themselves. Yes, most are in the tech industry, but that is just smart for understanding the job market trends and tech being in perpetual demand.

Sorry If I sounded rude. I am happy one of VGC veterans has figured life out :)