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Old 09-08-2007, 01:01 AM   #11
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Well what I would want to is....

Make cars. The belvidere Chrysler plant is about 35 minutes away from here. I'm interested in that. Opinionate on this

Either that or some desk job.
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I think the making cars thing may not be as exciting as you think. But Im merely speculating. Do you know anyone that works there? It may be an assembly-line style job, meaning instead of stress, youll have boredom, from doing the same freaking thing 547 times a day, every day.

I definetely agree with going to college, I also agree that a diploma is better than a GED.

There are a lot of good schools out there that arent horribly expensive. You could get a 2-year degree in a variety of areas at a community college, and tuition might be 2-4 grand a semester, and thats for an extreme full load.

One industry that is really big at the moment is health care, Im not sure what you could do with a 2-year degree, but I know many schools including my own, offer a 2-year health care program.

You might consider some sort of automotive tech courses. I know the school I go to offers classes that essentially get you ready to become ASE certified. Then you could go to a dealership, independent mechanic, heck even start your own shop if you really wanted too (large investment).

But like 1995BvSSE was saying, there is a such a huge emphasis on going to college that you almost cant get anything but a McJob without it. If you dont know what you want to do, you could get a Gen-Ed degree while youre figuring it out.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:14 AM   #13
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There are a lot of good schools out there that arent horribly expensive. You could get a 2-year degree in a variety of areas at a community college, and tuition might be 2-4 grand a semester, and thats for an extreme full load.
Definitely a good start. I would definitely have a look around to see what types of jobs you can get with an associates' degree before you get started though. Four year degrees are almost mandatory nowadays.

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But like 1995BvSSE was saying, there is a such a huge emphasis on going to college that you almost cant get anything but a McJob without it. If you dont know what you want to do, you could get a Gen-Ed degree while youre figuring it out.
I'll offer one word of caution about taking general education courses up front. Your major courses are going to be more difficult than general education. When you are taking 15+ credit hours later on, you will want to have some GE'* that you haven't taken to break things up a bit.

So yeah, we went off topic a bit, but we're still helping, right?
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