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  1. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 11 years ago

    Are you satisfied with your Level of Education, or do you feel you should have gone further?

  2. juneaukid profile image76
    juneaukidposted 11 years ago

    I can't go further; I have my doctorate since 1970. So I finished "formal" education at age 32, but informal education through teaching, reading and travel continues onward.

  3. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 11 years ago

    I'm pretty satisfied, as sometimes I feel that I've overdone it. I have a Bachelor's in Social Work and a Bachelor's in Spanish, plus a Master's in English. Sometimes, I wish I had a Master's in Social Work to make myself eligible for more job opportunities. Sometimes, I wish a had  Ph.D in English, because I enjoyed my MA so much. Just think what else I would have been exposed to!! I like to keep on learning. However, all of those education areas have come in handy--and still are--in my careers. They all have part and full-time opportunities. And I can use my experiences in those fields in my writing, which is what I want to focus on more now. So, in my case, while I wouldn't mind having gone further in some areas, I don't regret anything I've done so far in education.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
      Victoria Lynnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yay!  Best answer! Thanks, Effer! What do I win? :-)

  4. mtrinick profile image59
    mtrinickposted 11 years ago

    I am satisfied with my level of education.  Being a tax accountant and mortgage broker, however, there is always more to learn due to changes in legislation and compliance so I will always be studying....

  5. Deborah Brooks profile image61
    Deborah Brooksposted 11 years ago

    I am not satisfied at all with my education. I want to go back to school I have so much I want to do..Great question.

  6. profile image0
    onlookerposted 11 years ago

    Just finished my bachelor's degree and yes, i do plan to go further. There are no should have, would have, could have, if you think you want it, you should definitely make the time and effort to further your education. That is what i think. My dad's 53 and he did his master like 3 years ago. So, let this be an example to all of those people out there who're thinking but aren't sure smile

  7. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 11 years ago

    For the life of me I don't know why I would have gone any further. I have degrees in Marketing, Economics and Education.  Often I had parents and other teachers ask me why I didn't get my Masters and I always asked them why should I? "Well, so you can make more money on the pay scale," they said.  Silly reason for this boy; you do not educate for the purpose of money; you educate for the purpose of growing as a person.  I know, some out there will say there is nothing wrong with getting a higher degree to make more money and I just chuckle...I didn't say there was anything wrong with it; I simply said that to me education and learning is not about money but about growth.  I could go back to school now and get that Masters but I've spent enough time in the classroom; I need to be out in the world making a difference.

  8. bmukherjii profile image59
    bmukherjiiposted 11 years ago

    I have done Masters in Mass Communication and journalism. I am quite satisfied with it.

  9. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
    DzyMsLizzyposted 11 years ago

    I believe in lifelong learning, formal or otherwise.  I went to college later in life, when my own kids were in high school, and got my AA in Liberal Arts.  That's the dabbler's degree for those of us who don't know what we want to be when we grow up.  ;-)
    It's also a nice general set of studies that expose a person to many possibilities. I would have gone further, but I was (and still am) prevented from enrolling at a 4-year institution because of the entry requirement in math.  I just do not have a math-oriented brain, and try though I did, I simply could not get past elementary Algebra, let alone the Intermediate level demanded by the 4-year college.
    So, I continue to educate myself in areas of interest to me, and the bonus is, no homework!  ;-)  Overall, I'm fairly happy with where I am on the educational scale.

  10. samadaslam profile image60
    samadaslamposted 11 years ago

    I won't be satisfied ever. I done my Chartered Accountancy, done various related and even unrelated diplomas and certifications like MCP, MCSE, Presentation Skills Training Certificate, Certificate of Computer Practical Training etc,  Now getting BS (Hons) Accounting degree but still I feel it's not enough. Sometimes I even think that one field of study is not enough so I should try more.

  11. kittyjj profile image68
    kittyjjposted 11 years ago

    No, I am not satisfied with my level of education.  I have always wanted to at least earn a master degree in architecture.  However, my second child was born when I got my BA.  My kids didn't want to go to a daycare.  So I ended up being a stay-at-home mom for the past twelve years.  Obviously family is my first priority.  I still think about going back to school for my master degree from time to time.

  12. profile image57
    eburnhamposted 11 years ago

    I have a Master's and that is pretty much what I need to support my career.  I would like to get a Ph.D at some point, just a personal goal of mine.

  13. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    Short answer?  No.

    End of short answer.

    Long answer:  At some point in life nearly everyone realizes that humans tend to over glorify things that are symbols of things that can't often be given at large and at will to justify their qualifications.

    In other words...if lots of folks go round saying "that big mouth opinionated WTS fella...besides being nuts, he's SMART!"

    Well...great, just great.  Now folks are going to expect "smart" out of me - and if they have too high an expectation...they'll certainly be disappointed.

    Right now I've got two people in mind that I know well...generally speaking, these two guys are the two most intelligent persons that I come into contact with here in my hometown.  One of them is an uncle of mine who never finished college, and stopped doing the "working for a living" thing a long long time ago.  The world actually owes that guy around twenty times his social security income just for  the value that he provides to  the collective consciousness.

    Lots of folks are dragging down our US average uncle Tom ain't one of those...he's making the curve  look less shameful.

    Another guy is a close personal friend of mine...he's a convicted felon, and because corporate amoral America never ever forgives anyone but the most wealthy of all...that don't need a job, my friend has to rough it and hustle up some  income any and every way that he can.  Luckily for him...the guy is pretty damn brilliant, and quickly figures out anything that he's interested in knowing.

    As for myself....I'd love to learn more, and the way that I can't afford to do that is by going to a university.

    I don't talk to philosophers much...but when I do, I ask for large fries.

  14. djelrod profile image60
    djelrodposted 11 years ago

    I have completed graduate school and I feel fine with that in terms of my career; however, I want to keep learning, so I would not hesitate to go for my doctorate if I had the opportunity.  Although I may not go that route, I always look for ways to learn whether through reading or taking adult learning classes.

  15. cookies4breakfast profile image60
    cookies4breakfastposted 11 years ago

    I worked my way through college when getting my BA, and I was so exhausted that I decided to take a year off and regroup.  Instead of saving money for graduate school, I just fell into the whole work routine and gave up my dream of getting a Masters of Library Science.  Looking back, I wish I had just gotten a ton of student loans and devoted the next few years to achieving my dream.

  16. nwsinglespeed profile image82
    nwsinglespeedposted 11 years ago

    Only 'some' college leaves me unsatisfied with my education, but I've managed to run two successful businesses for the past two decades. However, I still hope to find the time to go back and get a degree at some point. Maybe in my 'old age' I'll get a teaching degree and go teach kids....a long time dream.

  17. Mercia Collins profile image67
    Mercia Collinsposted 11 years ago

    I did feel that, having left school at sixteen, but went back to study in my late thirties. Passing several exams and then graduating in 2002 when I was over 40 with a BA Honours degree.

  18. Pamela N Red profile image76
    Pamela N Redposted 11 years ago

    My education is never complete. I learn new things everyday when I research for articles, read books and learn from other people who are expert in their field.

    As far as college, I have taken courses in recent years for writing and other things I want to know more about.

  19. Tricia1000 profile image66
    Tricia1000posted 11 years ago

    I am an eternal student, curious about life and many topics.  I also have a Doctorate and some other qualifications, but  I consider traveling the best education you can ever get.

  20. alifeofdesign profile image84
    alifeofdesignposted 11 years ago

    I was fortunate to have been offered an opportunity to have a formal education. I wish everyone that wanted to learn could afford it. With that said, I also think that one's learning should never end. Educating yourself should be a life-long commitment. There is so much to learn and the more we expose ourselves to different subjects the more this life can offer us and we can offer it.

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    Alicia Harcusposted 8 years ago

    I have done my bachelors degree but I am not satisfied and thus have decided to pursue a masters career in business administration. I have also checked for courses and you can also enquire now about such courses at … nistration online.


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