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The Degrees that earn the most

Postby paulears » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:56 pm

Some depressing facts in this survey of Degrees and the salaries graduates get after a few years -
[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41693230
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Sadly - we are bottom - and that really says something about the career prospects of doing what we do. It also shows that where you get a degree from is even more important, which I suspect we did know.

Just not nice to read it in black and white.

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Re: The Degrees that earn the most

Postby Ditzi » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks for posting this paulears, very useful information and yes I agree, very worrying! With ds who wants to study medicine and dd who’s heart is set on performing arts, I feel torn! I’ve always encouraged my children to follow their heart and do what they excel at and think will make them happy, but reading this article doesn’t give me much confidence. All the hard work and money that goes into becoming a performer, makes me wonder if it’s worth it. But then I guess if they didn’t follow their heart, in years to come they will wonder “what if?”. It’s much harder, almost impossible to take the MT route age 30 than it is to study something else (in our case it’s highly unlikely it would be the London School of Economics).

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Re: The Degrees that earn the most

Postby Thalias_Dad » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:01 pm

Acting, for the many, may not pay well but to get paid for something you love give you a far better quality of life. My degree is in Law but I turned my back on it when the 18 hour days turned my idea of a dream job into the reality of a nightmare. I now earn a tiny fraction of what I should have been earning at my age but my quality of life is far better and I am a lot healthier. What price can you put on that?


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