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Career choices.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by »§ÜGÅR«, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

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    Seeing as how there are intelligent people on the board who are set in their careers or are pursuing a career and have a good idea of what's a good field to get into, i thought i'd ask for some people's opinions on what would be a good major for school.

    I know the economy is garbage lately, and that the more years of school you have the better paycheck and job you'll get, but i'd like some straight out ideas from people that sound like a good plan for school. I'm interested in possibly getting into a computer career maybe doing network administrating or some lan work, is that promising? Also psychology is a big interest of mine.

  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  3. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

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    that's real cute, but i'd like serious answers ONLY.
  4. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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    No way dude, forget about computer anything as a major. All the tech jobs are being outsourced to foreign markets especially india and asia where johnny ricepaddy and sally hindu are more than willing to program a LAN system for pennies. The U.S. economy has, in recent years, become a major service oriented economy.

    I'm majoring in communications at an unamed california university. It's a good major because of all the career choices available to me. I'm looking to get into television, journalism, public relations, or i can use the major as a starting point for getting into pre-law.

    Best of all, strong communications skills allowsme to convey my points and ideas better as well as being able to skillfully manipulate people with speech.
  5. avils

    avils Senior Member

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    this is not necessarily true.. i am personal proof of that :eek:
  6. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

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  7. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

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    im sorry but that shit was just too funny
  8. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

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    I wouldn't make too concrete a plan for school, because you seem to be unsure of where you are headed. I don't really see the point in declaring a major if there is a strong possibility you will change it- unless you need to declare one for financial aid or something. If that is the case, you should be a liberal arts major (it roughly translates into "fucked if I know" around here), forget all about it, and then you can modify it at your leisure.

    Psychology is interesting? Take the basic psych class they offer at your school. Same for computer courses. Hopefully this will help you distinguish between interests and career choices. I find theoretical physics to be very interesting, but there is no way in hell I would try and make a career out of it- you might find out the same about psychology.

    I just re-read your post, and it seems like you are asking more about job markets than school. I can't help you there. I'll go ahead and post this in case any of it is relevant. You are welcome to disregard it if not.

    *Edited for spelling errors that have me convinced I'm getting more stupider the longer I go without sleep.
  9. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

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    if people can't be fucking serious, then just close the fucking thread.

    some of you act like some little ass kids.

    -thanks for the intelligent advice as of right now.
  10. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

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    Maybe if you didnt steal peoples friends like a third grader, youd get sound advice.
  11. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

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    <span style='color:black'>It'll be ok.

    I just started school and i really dont think that Im ready to go back or even if i want to go back to school. Perhaps its just my professors but I dont understand the whole "Here! This piece of paper tells you what you have to do and when its due by for the semester. Read chapters one through nine and we'll have a test on it."

    Fuck you! I can teach myself from home. Your job is worthless. This is bullshit. I love how all my profs answer my questions with obscure football metaphores. Do I look like Joe Football God damnit! What the hell are you talking about? YOU DONT MAKE ANY SENCE!!! I've been staring at this practice test for about 3 days now, it's still in front of me right now, and I can't find any of the answers to it in the book. What the shit is this? I think I just need to drop that one class and then everything will be all good.

    I'm sure that didn't help you at all but it did help me. Thank you for your patience.</span>
  12. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  13. crave

    crave Veteran Member

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    network administration is what i do now. network engineer is where i want to be. do the research on what you're interested and what would be wise financially. make your decision from there.
  14. $360

    $360 Elite Member

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    im doomed careerwise. im in art school and finish in 2 years. im fucked because the only skills i have arnt going to get me a 9 to 5 that pays the rent. granted, i have my work showing in 3 places within the next month, and i know a fair amount about photography. the fact is the peice of paper im coming out of school with isnt going to garantee anything.

    see you in the gutter.
  15. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

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    See, that's my problem. I'm really only good in art. I've always loved photography, and i'm halfway decent at it, but the things that really count like math or science, i suck at. Computers are ok, but i'm no bill gates or ever going to even be close to that level.

    mr yuck, just, do something to your teacher that will bring you great satisfaction.. maybe smear some super glue or epoxy on his chair.

    *I think arcel is sad because he can't give an intelligent opinion on career choices or the job market because he has no future other then 12oz and living with mommy and daddy. Way to go CHAMP.*