Education Goals?

@maezee (31580)
United States
March 31, 2017 7:29pm CST
This may sound like a weird question but do you have any educational goals in the near future? I have been toying with the idea of going to grad school or law school as soon as I get my undergraduate student loans paid off (hovering around 5k, so it will be soon!) Not that I miss studying or homework but definitely looking to not be in my current career forever. I am going to start by buying a practice LSAT book just to start studying for that here and there. Theres no urgency to this. But its either law school or grad school perhaps for social work. I cant quite decide. What do you think? Another thing I am going to be pursuing this summer hopefully is EMT classes. Thats not really connected with a career, but I would just love to have the life saving knowledge. EMT classes around here only last about 3 months and cost around $1,500. Do you have any education goals for the near ordistant future? And what do you think is a better idea - grd school for social work or law school? Any advice appreciated!
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@Kandae11 (35317)
1 Apr 17
I am thinking of learning two foreign languages on line.
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@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Wow that is cool. What languages? Have you decided?
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@Kandae11 (35317)
1 Apr 17
@maezee I already know a bit of Spanish - so I will try that and French.
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@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@Kandae11 nice. Best of luck. Let us know how it goes!
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Apr 17
I have taken all the courses I wantedt to over my lifetime now to relax and enjoy mylot
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@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Thatsgreat :)
@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@computerguy1980 I am not so sure about that. I think there are better degrees than others. For example my bachelprs degree in Psychology does me zero good in the workforce. But business, IT, and human resources may have been better choices.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Apr 17
If you have a real love for the law, a true passion, then I think you should look into law school. A graduate degree in social work might give you a chance to do a lot of good, as long as you don't mind the low pay, and very little affirmation from the people you're trying to help. If I had the time and money, I would love to go back to school and get my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
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@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
That woild be a cool degree for sure. I think law would be interesting although I wouldnt like being put into unethical situations. But at least the money would be good.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Apr 17
@maezee There are numerous disciplines of law you could choose from, most of which won't lead to ethical dilemmas. But my friends who are lawyers tell me one must have a real passion for the law in order to succeed without compromising your principles.
@maezee (31580)
• United States
17 Apr 17
@DWDavis very true. How do you know if you have a passion?
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@NJChicaa (37082)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Nope. I'm done. It doesn't pay in my career to get your masters or phD and I'm not looking to change careers
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@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Nice. Maybe I am too restless in general. But I want more! Not more money but a bigger job where I can do more things. Its hard to explain. Whats your field if you dont mind me asking?
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@NJChicaa (37082)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@maezee I'm a teacher
@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@NJChicaa Oh nice. I feel like I should have known that !!
@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
15 Apr 17
I am planning on enrolling in graduate school for my MBA.
@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
15 Apr 17
@Lupita234 Thanks.
@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
20 Apr 17
@maezee Thank you! I've attended some seminars so far. Good luck!
@ShifaLk (7496)
• India
5 Apr 17
No, that's not a weird question at all but a very good question :) All the very best to your goal.! I'm looking for a Master's Degree in my Laboratory Technology
@ShifaLk (7496)
• India
16 Apr 17
@Lupita234 thanks Happy Easter
@maezee (31580)
• United States
17 Apr 17
That sounds like a cool degree!
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@ShifaLk (7496)
• India
17 Apr 17
@maezee Yeah, I feel like a Scientist there working at Laboratory :)
@BelleStarr (37117)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Apr 17
I thin I will take some Great Courses. I won't ever work again, I am retired but they offer some really interesting lectures.
@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
What are Great Courses? Is it online? Haventbheard of that! Good luck :)
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@BelleStarr (37117)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Apr 17
@maezee It is online yes, my friend has been enjoying some of their art classes.
@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@BelleStarr That sounds awesome. Let us know if you do take any and how you like them!
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13 Apr 17
I went to college at 36 years old. Now, at 41, I have a Bachelor's in Psychology, and I am working on my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. It is the best decision I have ever made, and I don't regret it one bit! With regard to social work versus law, I would say this; Social work pays VERY little and it is emotionally VERY taxing. If you choose social work then do it only because you want to help people and don't care about the paycheck. Otherwise, I would choose law. Best wishes to you!
@maezee (31580)
• United States
17 Apr 17
Good for you! My passion is definitely helping people i have seen openings with county and local government where social workers make 80k but probably with the nonprofita this is true. What are your goals after graduation?
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18 Apr 17
@maezee My goal is to open my own mental health practice and then to publish self-help books on various topics. Those 80k job openings are great! The ones around here don't pay as well LOL.
@Shavkat (56925)
• Philippines
1 Apr 17
I am planning to have a further study. But I am still thinking what major.
@maezee (31580)
• United States
17 Apr 17
Yes. Its really hard to know which ones will lead to a job. Or what you will even be interested in in a couple years
@Shavkat (56925)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
@maezee I agree.
@marguicha (90746)
• Chile
1 Apr 17
I am retired now, but when I was young I loved to study.
@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Yes! Thats good. I kind of enjoy it as well. It helps me grow as a person. Which of course I need. Lol.
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@marguicha (90746)
• Chile
1 Apr 17
@maezee Studying is fun. And you meet the people that you can relate to the best way.
@sjvg1976 (18158)
• Delhi, India
16 Apr 17
I don't have educational goal as if now. I have a full time job and now I have to set goals for my kids.
@maezee (31580)
• United States
17 Apr 17
Yes. You sure sound busy enough!
@TRBRocks420 (74030)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Apr 17
Someday maybe, but not soon, because still disappointed going through a whole program and, at the end couldn't afford to pay it, ended up a waste.
@maezee (31580)
• United States
1 Apr 17
That is no good. It is SO expensive. Law school is apparently 20ka year. Whi on earth can affordthat? I applied for financial aid so we will see if anything comes out of it. Otherwise Id be praying for a scholarship. Ha. Definitely gives an avantage to those lucky few who have money in their families.
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