Who uses their degree?

United States
December 4, 2006 11:05am CST
it's really sad when i talk to people and they spent 4-6 years in school but are working as something totally opposite which may not even require a degree
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• United States
13 Dec 06
My daughter has a bs degree and doesn't use it. She is diabled and can't do much physically, but I tell her that she should try to at least get a job that will enable her to use her skills. There are accomodations for those with disabilities. Even so, I think she would be discrimnated against due to her disabilities. It is illegal for employers to discriminate, but they will fall back on the "we found someone with more experience" line.
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I know a couple of people like that too!
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I have used my degree ever since I got it. My degree was in accounting, however, and I was beginning to burn out looking at numbers all day long. I've recently finished a degree in psychology and have become a licensed counselor and am getting ready to do that part-time. I will continue to do some accounting part-time as well. Hopefully by using both degree, but neither one of them all the time, it will provide me with the diversity that I need to not become bored.
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I hear that, people go to college to make more money and some of them never get to use their degree. My husband is the same way, he's not using his degree in computer science instead he went back to school for pharmacology. Silly, right?
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
4 Dec 06
I use my degree every single day, it may not always be a direct use of the topics I studied, but the ability to plan research, to think logically and construct an argument that is supported with references is something that is of use to every one of us every single day. A degree is about so much more than studying a particular subject, its about independant learning, having an enquiring mind and an ability to present our thoughts in a manner that can be critiques and cross referenced by others. All valuable skills in today's society.