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24-04-2014, 12:01 AM
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(24-04-2014 12:00 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(23-04-2014 11:57 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I would probably need a psychologist.

And so would they!

... It'd just become an infinite recursion of psychologists: Shrinks all the way down.

Haha so true

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24-04-2014, 05:55 AM
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(23-04-2014 11:18 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I've been thinking about what to do with my life lately and college has been a big thought. I want to get your guys and gals opinion on a couple Degree's i'm interested in. You can vote in the poll above or leave your thoughts below. The four choices are...
  • Computer Graphics Animation
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Biology

How about a Computer Science degree?

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24-04-2014, 06:04 AM
RE: Choice of Degree
(23-04-2014 11:18 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I've been thinking about what to do with my life lately and college has been a big thought. I want to get your guys and gals opinion on a couple Degree's i'm interested in. You can vote in the poll above or leave your thoughts below. The four choices are...
  • Computer Graphics Animation
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Biology

The Computer Graphics Animation or Biology might get you a job where you use your skills, more so with the former. This can mean higher starting salary.

With psychology and anthropology you'll find yourself in a situation where you'll then need to train yourself and get experience to start a career doing something completely different. Unless you want to go down the road of doing post graduate courses in which case starting a career will be even harder, even with a PhD because you'll be wanting something specifically making use of what you learned at university.

Which subject are you most interested in?
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24-04-2014, 06:04 AM
RE: Choice of Degree
(23-04-2014 11:18 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I've been thinking about what to do with my life lately and college has been a big thought. I want to get your guys and gals opinion on a couple Degree's i'm interested in. You can vote in the poll above or leave your thoughts below. The four choices are...
  • Computer Graphics Animation
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Biology

Without knowing you it's like throwing a dart at a board blind folded to choose. Here are some thoughts.

Computer Graphics Animation - Not a lot of money to be made, but the work can be fun. I have a few friends that do this and they make enough to live, but things can be tough at times. Not a lot of demand for this in small towns.

Psychology - Really need a PhD to work in the field and the pay is not all that great. Cound be really rewarding if you enjoy helping people

Anthropology - Not familure with this field. I suspect you need a PhD to work in the field and that the most likely employer will be a university. Could be fun and rewarding, but not high paying.

Biology - Not an in demand field. You maybe could get on with the local wild life and fishiers department or couple it with a HS teaching gig. To do research and what not a PhD is more than likely required and expect to work at a university.
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24-04-2014, 06:07 AM
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I Heart anthropology

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24-04-2014, 06:20 AM
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Do whatever one interests you the most.
No point doing something in life you don't wanna do, you're just wasting your time otherwise.
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24-04-2014, 01:46 PM
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(24-04-2014 05:55 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(23-04-2014 11:18 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I've been thinking about what to do with my life lately and college has been a big thought. I want to get your guys and gals opinion on a couple Degree's i'm interested in. You can vote in the poll above or leave your thoughts below. The four choices are...
  • Computer Graphics Animation
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Biology

How about a Computer Science degree?

That's possible though i'm interested in Animation directly.

(24-04-2014 06:04 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  
(23-04-2014 11:18 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I've been thinking about what to do with my life lately and college has been a big thought. I want to get your guys and gals opinion on a couple Degree's i'm interested in. You can vote in the poll above or leave your thoughts below. The four choices are...
  • Computer Graphics Animation
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Biology

The Computer Graphics Animation or Biology might get you a job where you use your skills, more so with the former. This can mean higher starting salary.

With psychology and anthropology you'll find yourself in a situation where you'll then need to train yourself and get experience to start a career doing something completely different. Unless you want to go down the road of doing post graduate courses in which case starting a career will be even harder, even with a PhD because you'll be wanting something specifically making use of what you learned at university.

Which subject are you most interested in?

I don't know at the moment, they all sound great.

(24-04-2014 06:04 AM)wazzel Wrote:  
(23-04-2014 11:18 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I've been thinking about what to do with my life lately and college has been a big thought. I want to get your guys and gals opinion on a couple Degree's i'm interested in. You can vote in the poll above or leave your thoughts below. The four choices are...
  • Computer Graphics Animation
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Biology

Without knowing you it's like throwing a dart at a board blind folded to choose. Here are some thoughts.

Computer Graphics Animation - Not a lot of money to be made, but the work can be fun. I have a few friends that do this and they make enough to live, but things can be tough at times. Not a lot of demand for this in small towns.

Psychology - Really need a PhD to work in the field and the pay is not all that great. Cound be really rewarding if you enjoy helping people

Anthropology - Not familure with this field. I suspect you need a PhD to work in the field and that the most likely employer will be a university. Could be fun and rewarding, but not high paying.

Biology - Not an in demand field. You maybe could get on with the local wild life and fishiers department or couple it with a HS teaching gig. To do research and what not a PhD is more than likely required and expect to work at a university.

Pay doesn't both me too much as long as I can make enough to live on, mostly for the enjoyment of working in the respective fields but thank you for your thoughts. Thumbsup

(24-04-2014 06:07 AM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  I Heart anthropology

I know! seems like a great field to work in, hence why i'm interested in it.

(24-04-2014 06:20 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Do whatever one interests you the most.
No point doing something in life you don't wanna do, you're just wasting your time otherwise.

I agree but it's trying to decide which one I may want to do that's the issue

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24-04-2014, 02:09 PM
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(24-04-2014 01:46 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(24-04-2014 06:20 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Do whatever one interests you the most.
No point doing something in life you don't wanna do, you're just wasting your time otherwise.

I agree but it's trying to decide which one I may want to do that's the issue


Although I agree in principle with the idea of doing a degree based on how much you interested in it, if you only use that criterion then you will only be enjoying it for three years until you need to get a job that you may not like.

You need to find the right balance between a degree that you are interested in and it allowing you to find work afterwards that will also keep you interested. Three years pass by much more quickly than a forty or fifty year career.
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24-04-2014, 02:13 PM
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(24-04-2014 02:09 PM)Mathilda Wrote:  
(24-04-2014 01:46 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  I agree but it's trying to decide which one I may want to do that's the issue


Although I agree in principle with the idea of doing a degree based on how much you interested in it, if you only use that criterion then you will only be enjoying it for three years until you need to get a job that you may not like.

You need to find the right balance between a degree that you are interested in and it allowing you to find work afterwards that will also keep you interested. Three years pass by much more quickly than a forty or fifty year career.

Good point, albeit if I even decide to go to college.

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24-04-2014, 02:35 PM
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(24-04-2014 01:46 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(24-04-2014 06:04 AM)wazzel Wrote:  Without knowing you it's like throwing a dart at a board blind folded to choose. Here are some thoughts.

Computer Graphics Animation - Not a lot of money to be made, but the work can be fun. I have a few friends that do this and they make enough to live, but things can be tough at times. Not a lot of demand for this in small towns.

Psychology - Really need a PhD to work in the field and the pay is not all that great. Cound be really rewarding if you enjoy helping people

Anthropology - Not familure with this field. I suspect you need a PhD to work in the field and that the most likely employer will be a university. Could be fun and rewarding, but not high paying.

Biology - Not an in demand field. You maybe could get on with the local wild life and fishiers department or couple it with a HS teaching gig. To do research and what not a PhD is more than likely required and expect to work at a university.

Pay doesn't both me too much as long as I can make enough to live on, mostly for the enjoyment of working in the respective fields but thank you for your thoughts. Thumbsup

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