what is your higest degree of education

@sarath49 (762)
India
June 21, 2010 9:27pm CST
there are many courses available now for each and every field now thats lot. what is your highest education degree and what made you choose them and your final path of life. did you faced any difficulties in yor life while aiming to achive your goal.
3 responses
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
22 Jun 10
Herro sarath49 I was born and raised in the US, so my experience is based on those standards. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I got my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with the intention of becoming a Personnel Manager or Human Resources. My university started a Masters Degree in Human Resources. I went to one or two classes and liked the psychology part so well I decided to switch to counseling. My last two semesters I did an internship at a nonprofit agency. They hired me upon graduation. I worked there for 6yrs. At that time I resigned and opened a private practice. I had that for 10yrs. When I injured myself, I had to close the practice and stay home. Prosperous mylotting
• India
22 Jun 10
Hey sarath. Well I'm still studying so my highest degree of education is still to achieve. As of now I'm in the 3rd year of my engineering in IT field. Though I want to pursue MBA after my engineering. Well I choosed engineering because from the school time I was so much interested in science and computer subjects. So I realized later that this is the carrier I should opt for. Also I had to face some difficulties in getting through the entrance examination of engineering colleges but ultimately I made it. So its been a nice journey till now.
@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
22 Jun 10
I tried to go to college and racked up a full year of it before deciding it wasn't for me. I had no idea what kind of degree I wanted and could not reconcile the wasted money of paying for classes if I had no career goal in mind. Later I went to massage school in California and thought I had earned a certificate of massage therapy only to discover that it was only good in California. Other states required more than 100 hours of instruction. My home state had no requirements but the local CMTs had attended in, like, Washington which has full four year degree programs required, so they told me I didn't have the right to attach the "CMT" to my name. Talk about a let down. Mind you, I believe I was just as good at massage as they were but they were not about to let me claim my own credential. I worked a variety of jobs, many that I thoroughly enjoyed, in various fields until I finally found myself driving school bus, which I did for six years and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm old now and disabled and have no interest in trying to get a degree now. However, I have come to the conclusion that not everyone should get a college degree. We learn just as much at the library as we do at college. The only difference is the documentation of the learning, which we only need if we want certain jobs. I believe that a degreed person is no better than a non-degreed person. If all had a degree, who would clean the motel rooms? Who would serve in the restaurants. Not all employees in such jobs can be college students. There is a limited number of them to go around. At any rate, I can generally hold my own in conversation with any educated person. It does not affect my self-respect. I've known too many degreed idiots to think that a degree makes you smart or even necessarily qualified for a job.