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Old 31st October 2012, 2:13 AM   #1
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Which Degree, and For Which Job?

I am seeing a career councellor at my University soon. I am not 100% sure what degree I want to study.


This is extremely important to me, my choice of degree is something I will work 3 or 4 years on.

Anyone with any experience relating to the matter, PLEASE give me your feedback, it would be MUCH appreciated!

What I am looking for: a degree with no math. I do not care how much reading, however.

I would rather study law than a degree with ANY math, as I am a hard worker when it comes to study, and I am fast at reading and enjoy it very much.

I also need a degree that will earn me a decent living; not a high flying job at all, but a job that pays a good deal more than a waitress or retail worker!

I was GOING to apply for social work, which is a social sciences degree; my good friend is doing it, and says she will get a 70K job out of it.
Then again, social workers I hear, do NOT get paid well at all; what is SHE talking about?
I would do social work, but not if it is COMPLETELY crappy pay, as in, that of a retail worker, travel agent, or waitress.

NO offence to retail workers; people up there as a manager or high up in retail DO get paid just fine, but the average retail worker no way.



PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 31st October 2012, 2:57 AM   #2
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Leigh, I find this highly ironic... what do you tell people who come to you?!?! It would seem that you're misguiding them, if you cannot figure out your own way. insanity.
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Old 31st October 2012, 3:01 AM   #3
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I would tell people to see a career councellor, and be prepared to study hard for the right thing, and to not go through hell just to get a great job; to rather aim for a mode of study that suits them, since instance; I hate math and refuse to even do the easiest college math course for one whole semester. It would be one semester TOO long for me.



I am asking people with personal experience, perhaps they know someone with some of my attributes and dislikes (math!)
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Here, you have to take basic math to get ANY degree these days. If you are too behind to take the college level requirement (you have to test into it), then you have to get up to speed or forget about getting your degree.

I "hate" math too, but I agree with this. It's ludicrous to honor people with a degree of advanced education if they are not even capable of mastering basic math skills. A university education is not a ticket to a high paying job. It's an accomplishment in itself; and it means that the person has a well rounded education AS WELL as the specialty of their major.
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Flabbergasted- to say the least.
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Old 31st October 2012, 3:26 AM   #6
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Why lol. Your interesting!

Just the things that you say haha.
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Old 31st October 2012, 3:29 AM   #7
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Okay, I'll try over here. I would seriously like the answer:


Do you have "general education" in Australia? This is the part of undergraduate studies here in the US that every student has to complete, regardless of what they end up majoring in. The general ed might vary between people interested in pursuing math/science majors and those who don't, but they cover basic education.

Do you have that, or do you not?

As I said, it is rare for college students to have their solid career choice made before their first day of school here. You make it sound like it's a requirement there.

Is it? Or can you just get busy with your general education when the semester starts, and worry about your major later?
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Here, you have to take basic math to get ANY degree these days. If you are too behind to take the college level requirement (you have to test into it), then you have to get up to speed or forget about getting your degree.

I "hate" math too, but I agree with this. It's ludicrous to honor people with a degree of advanced education if they are not even capable of mastering basic math skills. A university education is not a ticket to a high paying job. It's an accomplishment in itself; and it means that the person has a well rounded education AS WELL as the specialty of their major.


There are SOMe degrees without math: social sciences, which, if you do welfare or HR, pays well in the end.

Hence why I am thinking social sciences; sure, social workers get paid sh*t to begin with, but you end up with 50 K for a entry level welfare case worker, and go up to 80K once your a senior one with some experience.

And I have tried the most basic math at Uni, and it is absolutely useless, even if you have a job with that needs math, the basic math at Uni is not even usefull.

Why do a whole 6 months on math? 6 months rto a year is the MINIMUM math you would need to do.

WHo gives a rats if you do a sh*t load od reading and work your butt of to study, if you hate math and are crap at it?
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There are SOMe degrees without math: social sciences, which, if you do welfare or HR, pays well in the end.

Hence why I am thinking social sciences; sure, social workers get paid sh*t to begin with, but you end up with 50 K for a entry level welfare case worker, and go up to 80K once your a senior one with some experience.

And I have tried the most basic math at Uni, and it is absolutely useless, even if you have a job with that needs math, the basic math at Uni is not even usefull.

Why do a whole 6 months on math? 6 months rto a year is the MINIMUM math you would need to do.

WHo gives a rats if you do a sh*t load od reading and work your butt of to study, if you hate math and are crap at it?
With an attitude like this, I don't think you seem to be cut out for university life.
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I would do math if it was for ONE semester only. And I would be able to do it but ONLY with a tutor.

With a matth tutor I would be able to master the most BASIC college level math, and only for ONE semester.

I would do it part time too, I am not willing to study full time AND do math, AND work part time AND work out for an hour a day

SO yes, I would do math, but I would sudy part time whilst doing it, and hire a tutor.

Those are my conditions for doing math, that would work very well for me.

And I would whine and complain ever day of math cos I hate it so much.





MATH IS USELESS to have for"everY" degree, geez WHY does a social worker need useless math skills?


The TYPE of math at Uni I have witness that I would do, has NOTHING to do with social work, it is nothing u can apply to daily math problems.
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With an attitude like this, I don't think you seem to be cut out for university life.


No, I Just know my limits. I wouldwork best if I did math, but only if I studied part time whilst doing it, so as to be able to handle my daily life with ease.


Not every one needs to study full time all the time, ya know.


ANd I am alloud to think math is useless for some degrees.


I am very cut out to work hard thanks, I have done before, and do nto need math to do it, but will do it if it means I get a better job out of a degree.
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I cannot believe you think u need math for say, a degree in arts!?! LIke, seriosuly?

You think people should do math just do be able to GET a degree? Your way of thinking is totally off base in my opinion.

To "earn" higher education, u should be able to do so by working hard, but necessaruily knowing math if your degree gas nothing to do with math.


I am only willing to do math if I HAVE to, and with a tutor.
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Okay! Here is my FIFTH TRY at getting my question answered:

LEIGH:

Do you have "general education" in Australia? This is the part of undergraduate studies here in the US that every student has to complete, regardless of what they end up majoring in. The general ed might vary between people interested in pursuing math/science majors and those who don't, but they cover basic education.

Do you have that, or do you not?

As I said, it is rare for college students to have their solid career choice made before their first day of school here. You make it sound like it's a requirement there.

Is it? Or can you just get busy with your general education when the semester starts, and worry about your major later?
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My mother is terrible at math and cannot even do basic math at her age, because she has been a french, Dance, and English teacher for almost 40 years, at diff times per job...

So I fail to see WHY math is relevant, seeing as my mother is at the top of her game in her field, and knows KNOW math lol.

The math she would have done in her degree she has forgotten; really usefull math!


I would do primary school teaching if it were not for math.


oh well. Maybe if it is only one semester for math and teaching is going to definately get me a job, at 50K or more, I would do math...
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Okay! Here is my FIFTH TRY at getting my question answered:

LEIGH:

Do you have "general education" in Australia? This is the part of undergraduate studies here in the US that every student has to complete, regardless of what they end up majoring in. The general ed might vary between people interested in pursuing math/science majors and those who don't, but they cover basic education.

Do you have that, or do you not?

As I said, it is rare for college students to have their solid career choice made before their first day of school here. You make it sound like it's a requirement there.

Is it? Or can you just get busy with your general education when the semester starts, and worry about your major later?

Yes there are general courses in your degree that you need, and then you major in something; I am not 100% sure, as I only started my degree in 2010.

Social science is one of the only degrees that does not include math.

Nutrition, which I tried, has hard science which I am okay with, and I think it has stats which I am okay with, or basic math, for example.

I am willing to do math, if it is only for ONE semester, and if I have a tutor WEEKLY, and go to the student support programes for math.

I am not bad at math, at least I was adept at it in school. I Just hate it in my adult life and am ver reluctant to go back to MATH, unless I have serious HELP with it, and study part time whilst doing math!

I would do math for one semester with the conditions I outlines, in order to get a good job out of it; 50K plus

I sure am not doing math for nothing.
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