Are you satisfied with your Level of Education, or do you feel you should have gone further?
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.
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.
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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....
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.
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
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.
I have done Masters in Mass Communication and journalism. I am quite satisfied with it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 IQ...my 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.spie.edu.au/courses/diploma- … nistration online.
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