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Tue, 07-30-2013 - 10:21am

Why is your job an ideal one?
b.  What is the ideal job and why if you are not there?

What are you looking forward to?

Where do you see yourself five years from now?  Ten (if you can project that far ahead, Lol!)?

Bonus:  Do you like the name George?

 

 

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:45pm

Most teachers here make well under $50,000/ yr. (with a COL translation, that would be $75,000 by you).

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Registered: 07-30-2013
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:50pm

Most teachers here make well under $50,000/ yr. (with a COL translation, that would be $75,000 by you).

So you consider "well-paid" OVER $50,000/$75,000? 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:52pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p>Around here, they don't hire teachers unless they have a master's degree or a ton of years of experience.  So, teachers graduate with a Master of Education, but I don't think anyone decides to become a teacher because it is a well-paid profession.</p>

Why is it preferable to hire someone with a masters of education over a person who graduated from Harvard University, for instance? 

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:52pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; font-size:13px; text-align:left"><div><div><div><p>Getting a better paying job is only one potential reason to get a higher education.  There are many more. And for many, increased income isn't even at the top of the list. </p></div><div><strong>I guess for people who don't NEED the money, it is not but I am pretty sure MOST people in the world would LIKE to make as much as they can with their degrees.</strong></div></div></div></div>

That has not been my experience - and I work with people with terminal degrees on a daily basis. I am surrounded by them.  I don't think you can speak for *most* people.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:56pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p>Around here, they don't hire teachers unless they have a master's degree or a ton of years of experience.  So, teachers graduate with a Master of Education, but I don't think anyone decides to become a teacher because it is a well-paid profession.</p>

PhDs, especially those that have been/are researchers, can make double or triple the money by working for industry. Yet there are hundreds  (in my division alone) that are here, working for a public university instead.  Why? Well, obviously they're all about the money and that's why they got a PhD.  (sarcasm disclaimer)

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:57pm

That has not been my experience - and I work with people with terminal degrees on a daily basis. I am surrounded by them.  I don't think you can speak for *most* people.

Are these "people" ones who are not the "bread winners" in their home or ever had to be?

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:57pm

A $50,000/salary is a common salary bank supervisors start at, w/o a degree I might add.  I don't know what the average state teacher salary is here, it's not well under 50K though. 

 

 

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:57pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>A $50,000/salary is a common starting salary bank supervisors start at, w/o a degree I might add.  I don't know what the average state teacher salary is here, it's not <em>well under</em> 50K though. </p>

You aren't accounting for COL differences.  A bank supervisor here won't start at $50,000.  After a few years of experience, yes, but not starting.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 2:58pm

kickboxingbabe2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Getting a better paying job is only one potential reason to get a higher education.  There are many more. And for many, increased income isn't even at the top of the list.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Was this your thought by only taking a year to get a master's degree in Marketing? I may be mistaken but doesn't it usually take 2 years to get one? Or is that for the "high" paying jobs?</span></strong></p>

I don't have a Master's in Marketing. I have an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Accounting.  It was a two-year program (33 hours - The Wharton School of Business, arguably the best business school in the country is a 36 hours program), but I fast-tracked it and finished it in 3 semesters instead of 4.

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Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:02pm

I don't have a Master's in Marketing. I have an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Accounting.  It was a two-year program (33 hours - The Wharton School of Business, arguably the best business school in the country is a 36 hours program), but I fast-tracked it and finished it in 3 semesters instead of 4.

In PA?

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