What Is Your Level Of Education???

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by savatage1973, Apr 18, 2017.

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What Is Your Level Of Education???

  1. Quit Before High School Graduation

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  2. High School Graduate

    11 vote(s)
    11.6%
  3. AS/BS/Tech School/Skilled Trades

    44 vote(s)
    46.3%
  4. MS/PhD

    30 vote(s)
    31.6%
  5. Other Advanced Degree

    7 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Donal64

    Donal64 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    A friend of mine told me years ago that he was 15 years old, in the 5th grade. He said he was small for his age, so he fit in. I didn't take him serious, at first.
     
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  2. cgutz

    cgutz AK Member

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    I work at a University, and I have a Master's Degree. In my experience in an environment full of advanced degrees, I note that an advanced degree is not a guaranteed indicator of intelligence....
     
  3. ScottFan355

    ScottFan355 Active Member

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    Without letting this get political and just keeping with facts, contrary to many peoples' opinions, support for any specific war tends to go up based on educational attainment, with the lowest support coming from high school dropouts, and the highest support coming from those with advanced degrees. This held true for both Vietnam and Iraq, look it up.
     
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  4. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American Subscriber

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    BS in Maths, been working in IT for over 20 years. I enjoy solving problems & troubleshooting.
     
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  5. 04blackmaxx

    04blackmaxx Active Member

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    BS in Finance and MBA. I also have a BA in BS.
     
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  6. MarZutra

    MarZutra Super Member

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    None. Many years ago I threw all my degrees and diplomas in a dumpster outside my condo on the way to the gym for some 'stress relief' after the 100th time being told I was "over qualified" especially when, after the fact, I found people far less, or totally un, qualified that had been hired for purely suspect political agenda peddling reasons....
     
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  7. loopstick

    loopstick AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I'm humble.
     
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  8. 1old_wizard

    1old_wizard Active Member

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    2 AA's while in the USAF. But the real education was from the people working under me in the AF. Taught me a lot about life.........
     
  9. eesparx

    eesparx Lost in space and time Subscriber

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    I'm a master electrician with a BS in Electrical Engineering.
     
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  10. kirkendoll

    kirkendoll Luke.kirk on instagram Subscriber

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    I have worked primary voltage that is 19900 volts phase to ground 34500 volts phase to phase on out of state storms. 19900/34500 is the higest voltage that you can work with dielectric rubber gloves on. For this voltage you have to wear class 4 rubber gloves rated at 37500 volts for multiple phases and class 3 gloves rated at 27500 on single phase 19900. The primary voltage in my area is 7620 phase to ground 13800 phase to phase.
     
  11. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

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    That's shocking.
     
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  12. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Super Member

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    Thanks for all of the replies!!! Like I said, this was not to be an "elitist" pissing match--just a simple question. It doesn't take an advanced degree to be "brilliant", and having one certainly does not make you inherently "brilliant". I have a BS in toxicology, an MS in pharmacology and PhD in Environmental Science and Policy--spent 12 years of my life on 80% international travel--so basically not home for 10 months out of the year. It wears on you. I loved the science, but chased the money--so instead of being in a lab, I ended up in board rooms filled with lawyers, corporate execs, lobbyists and government regulators--the "no fun zone". Quit with a vengeance and went back to working construction, eventually founded my own company, and have been doing that for 20+ years now. It is what it is, but I am happy. Has the education helped?--certainly, but I am not using it for what it was intended. The biggest thing I took away from college was "learning how to learn".
     
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  13. Werne1nm

    Werne1nm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have a BME (Bachelor's in Music Education) from Central Michigan University and as an educator I'll get my masters eventually. But that just a "formal" education. I don't consider myself the smartest and most talented in that aspect of my life. I moonlight as a bike mechanic and honestly, if I could make a decent living doing that I'd be doing that for the rest of my life. I also have a knack for photography and if the market wasn't already oversaturated with a cheap camera and a FB page I would do that. Life ebbs and flows though and I make the best of it either way.

    I don't want to sound like I dislike my job as an educator. It's wonderful. I educate young minds and try to inspire a life long passion for music.
     
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  14. nedseg

    nedseg AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Neat thread, both funny and serious replies.
    I wonder how many here are 'expert' musicians (defined, say, as 5 or more years of serious daily practice)?
    I searched, but didn't find any threads on that?
    I am not - never got past 3 yrs of (fairly serious) practice on any of the 3 instruments I played.
    You'd think it'd be common amongst audiophiles....and represent skills and determination I respect very highly.
     
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  15. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    I know we've talked before, but every time it comes up, I gotta shout loud to a brother! IBEW L68!
     
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  16. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Super Member

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    Interesting post! Although I have dabbled at playing a few instruments over the years, I have never had the discipline or talent to really master any of them. I truly believe that making music is a "gift", and I just don't have it--but I appreciate the work by those that do.
     
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  17. Alobar

    Alobar Flight of the Cosmic Hippie. Subscriber

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    Back at you from LU 1547! I've been retired for some time now, but my step son followed my footsteps a while back after going through all the college savings in one year. He now is a union journeyman wireman (electrician) who is making good money, engaged in the work which is never boring to him. I think he is well ahead of the game for someone his age (26).
     
  18. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    Right on! Glad to see the IBEW alive and well in some states!
    I wholeheartedly support any and all paid apprenticeships!
     
  19. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Super Member

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    My late father was IUE for Westinghouse--carry on my brother...
     
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  20. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    I have to salute you sir! The highest "medium" voltage I've worked, is racking in and out big ole 1960s 13-8 breakers. When you hear the lightning as the stabs get closer to the buss, it scares my eyebrows to the back of my head. I've known a few linemen, and I know that it is skilled trade indeed... thanks for keeping my power on!
     

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