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Kk74
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re: What's your college major?
Education


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TheDeathValley
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12784 posts

re: What's your college major?
Kinesiology B.S.
Risk Management M.Ed


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AuburnPanic40
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GA 400
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886 posts

re: What's your college major?
History and Philosophy


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c on z
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re: What's your college major?
Geography


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texastiger15
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Dallas, TX
Member since Jan 2019
338 posts

re: What's your college major?
Sports Administration


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Rex Feral
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4341 posts

re: What's your college major?
Accounting


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KSGamecock
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Member since May 2012
22982 posts

re: What's your college major?
Physics


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The Nino
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20577 posts

re: What's your college major?
Microbiology


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the808bass
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The Lou
Member since Oct 2012
77371 posts

re: What's your college major?
BA in Classics
Emphasis in Greek language
Math minor


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Fatboy22
Mississippi St. Fan
Birmingham AL
Member since Aug 2018
842 posts

re: What's your college major?
Communication and PR.


Tmcgin
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Member since Jun 2010
1549 posts

re: What's your college major?
Criminal Justice

Crime does not pay!
Been is sporting goods sales since '83


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thatguy45
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re: What's your college major?
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Edwardo
Member since Apr 2017
13 posts

re: What's your college major?
Forest Management


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blueridgeTiger
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Member since Jun 2004
14395 posts

re: What's your college major?

BS in Chemical Engineering

JD in Law


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Gtmodawg
Georgia Fan
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Member since Dec 2019
3322 posts

re: What's your college major?
Electrical Engineering undergrad and MBA. Earned a BSEE working full time in 5 years, 4 of which when I was also in trade school earning an AA in Electrical Construction. I was in school 5 nights a week and worked at least 40 hours every week..often 60-70. And managed to do a good bit of hunting, fishing and general carousing LOL....youth is grand! I whine like a mashed kitty now if I have to work 35 hours a week and more often than not going fishing seems like a lot of damned work LOL


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Gtmodawg
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3322 posts

re: What's your college major?
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Deep down I knew I was doing EE for the money and job prospects. I also knew I loved tutoring math and would love to teach it. The idea of stopping full time work and going back to school is just daunting and unrealistic though. Also I have a mortgage now and the pay cut would really hurt.





Your math skills are sorely needed and, if you are talking about teaching at the high school level I would bet you could get a job this morning with your math skills. It would be different at the collegiate level but I would bet you could find many junior colleges and community colleges and trade schools who would hire you in a heartbeat....the experience you have in applied mathematics is INVALUABLE and sorely needed....


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Gtmodawg
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Jobs in engineering and science are different. Those jobs probably need people with some kind of formal, post high school education

Chemical engineer here.




There is no real requirement for an engineer to have a formal education other than it is impossible to find entry level work with a degree. Some of the best engineers who ever practiced were simply mechanically inclined and understood their science. It was very common, even into the 80's...for engineers to have come up through a trade and their only formal education was OJT and their experience. This is almost impossible today and the profession suffers greatly, in my opinion.

When I passed the electrical contractors license exam in Georgia (master electrician at the time but soon after renamed unrestricted electrical contractor) in 1985 I could sit the PE exam in Georgia. This was true in most of the surrounding states as well. I could, however, sign design documents as a master electrician without a PE License, as long as, of course, a customer was willing to accept that. I still can, but it is because my license is now grandfathered...I think it changed in the early 90's. I think it has only changed recently in California...used to be possible to sit the exam with experience only. An engineer can be very competent without any formal education but it is getting more and more difficult to have a shot to do so. Any math or physics "nerd" should be able to sit a PE exam regardless of their education....the exam should be such that it weeds out unqualified individuals, not the application process.


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Gtmodawg
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Military experience should be considered comparable to a 4 year degree, if you ask me.


Still a viable path to an engineering career without a formal education. The nuclear industry is ran by non-degreed engineers who were tradesmen in the military....and they flat out know their shite. They don't generally make it to management levels but are instead the work horses of the industry. There are also a lot of tradesmen working in engineering slots in the nuclear industry who do not have a degree. I have met 100's of IBEW Journeyman Wiremen in both the nuclear and defense industries who were once electricians and moved onto all kinds of positions in both....


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Trumansfangs
Missouri Fan
Town & Country
Member since Sep 2018
2267 posts

re: What's your college major?
Psychology.


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