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I Have a Masters Degree.

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    Masters

    Yeah, I have a masters degree... but now what?Only real thing it's got me is a new spot on the pay scale, which isn't saying much at all. I'd have to work here 15 years for that to even breakeven.
    SkyRookie SkyRookie 36-40, M Apr 4, 2012

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    Recent Grad

    I'm a recent grad. I just graduated this August. It took me a little longer than expected because of my thesis.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F Nov 14, 2007

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    Mba

    I have an MBA and am not really using it. Perhaps a little. It was worth going back to school for the parties and intramural sports!
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    First the Diploma, Then the Meltdown.

    I have a masters degree and it´s funny ( funny ? ) how life works.  Right after graduation from my Postgraduate course, I went into one of the biggest depressive episodes of my life. It was like, OK, I have done it, I have the professional degree, the several...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 14 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Ma In Clinical Pscyhology

    Hello! Just your friendly social worker here. I have my MA in Clinical Psychology. I do social work for adults with developmental disabilities.
    AcrosstheGreatDivide AcrosstheGreatDivide 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Does This Count??

    Does a JD count? I was thinking about getting my LLM in taxation....
    scarlet54 scarlet54 36-40 4 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    Masters In Taxation

    I earned a Masters in Taxation
    bizbuz bizbuz 36-40, M Dec 20, 2007

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    Joint Program

    No, I'm not talking about marijuana, so just stop that. :) Anyway, I have an M.S. in Accounting through the Professional Accounting degree program at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. This degree program was a joint B.S./M.S. program where you add on another year to your...
    Argonnosi Argonnosi 26-30, M Jul 30, 2012

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    My Diploma

    After much struggle, hard work and a lot of blood, sweat and tears, I did it...i received my diploma on Friday. I wish I could show you the whole thing..my name is in big gold letters and the diploma is huge. I had it framed and it is huge!  I am not sure where to hang it but i...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 37 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Mfa In Film Directing

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    So What

    I spent years getting my Masters Degree while working.  I'm sure it has helped me advanced in my career but I don't think education is a one way ticket to the top and one has to wonder if it is worth the cost anymore.  Depending on what you want to do, the time and...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Masters Of Science

    I have a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family. This degree has helped me to understand more about me and about my family dynamics. It has also helped me to understand management dynamics and problem solving techniques that impact my job and family. I used to do counseling...
    plskr plskr 41-45, M Aug 29, 2011

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    Education...

    I graduated with a Masters in Education from Monash University last month and surprised myself with a High Distinction average. Although I work in this field as head of an art and design school, I didn't really need the qualification for job advancement. Instead, I saw it as a...
    lilymargot lilymargot 46-50, F 9 Responses May 14, 2011

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    I Went Back In My Mid 30's

    When I went back to school, I thought I only needed my bachelors degree, but I needed my masters degree as well. Wow, what a surprise! But I did it and graduated with honors. So now I am working in a fun field being a therapist with a multiple-aged population. I'll owe money...
    cats2eyes cats2eyes 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    My Mls

    I earned my Masters in Library Science in 2006. This was a first step in a career change. For 30 years I worked at state psychiatric facilities various clinical teams. Currently I am on a clinical team that provides psychiatric alternatives to incarceration and probation for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 13, 2012

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    That I Don't Use

    I have a masters in Information Technology and Business.... it was a joint degree so it is just one diploma. I don't use either one being that I'm an author and door to door sales person.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    I Know, Me A Masters Degree......

    Who'd have thought, me, little ol' me would have managed to secure a Masters degree...You know it was never one of my goals in life, god that sounds sad doesn't it - i mean who does aspire to be the best they can possibly be, but i never thought i was academic, in fact, my...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    University System Should Improve For Good Of Students And Society

    I have an honours degree in Finance which also comes with an Accounting degree too from University of NSW in Australia. After that, I did try to do Applied Physics as a part time student for about 3 years but gave it up as I had too much to do at work while the evening/night...
    meehehe meehehe 46-50, M Oct 9, 2013

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    At the age of 23, I have just received my

    Masters Degree in School Counseling. Two of the best years of life in school.
    IamEDGExxx IamEDGExxx 22-25, M 1 Response May 29

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    Engineering

    I have a masters degree in engineering, which i earned in 2001.
    koolman2811 koolman2811 36-40, M Dec 29, 2012

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    I'm Master of Little!

    I went to school taking all the courses in Psychology the school had to offer only to realize that my University prepared me for research or teaching, not therapy. I worked for a PhD for awhile seeing his overflow only to finally admit that I couldn't deal with the raw emotions...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    I Protect Children And Families

    I have a master's degree in Social Work and work as an intake specialist on a phone hotline to take in referrals for children or adults who are/have been abused and/or neglected. The reason I went into this field was the desire to make a difference in others lives in a...
    Belinda Belinda 26-30, F May 28, 2013

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    I am a graduate from Michigan State University.

    My masters degrees are in the areas of criminal justice and in counseling.
    julieadams julieadams 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 26

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    I was in a five year master program

    and received my degree in civil engineering.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 21

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    Looks Like I'm In Good Company!!

    Just got mine sept 14... Just waitin on the sheepskin so that the reality sinks in. MS edPSY and as I read in another story... NOW WHAT??? At 53 do I continue and get a phD? Or do I stop here and get a "real" job?? Lol Kinda fond of fixin computers.. It's usually pretty low...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    Not Alone, Of Course..

    I hold the French equiv. of a MSEE. I'm specialized in data acquisition systems & non linear electronics as job. Also hold a post graduate in optoelectronics and a BCompSc useful for my job. Think it's all !
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    My Master'S Degree Is In Management Information Systems

    MIS is like Computers in Business. I also have a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  This real-world grounding makes me an ideal candidate for communicating wisdom of a more spiritual nature, because I have...
    IceColdMilk IceColdMilk 41-45, M Mar 11, 2013

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    Masters In Being Broke

    So, I will have my masters in social work in 21 days. It is one of the lowest paying professions. I wasn't too concerned before this recession kicked in, but now I worry. I always joked about how I can always find work in mental health, because so many people need that everywhere...
    JannaK75 JannaK75 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    Yes Me Too

    im nurse RN last 3 years love my work. took 4 years college get it. my mom said best 4 years my lifeblood.
    queensupreme02 queensupreme02 26-30, F 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    I Don't Know When I'll Be Able To Read For Recreation Again

    It's just something about having to read entire books, within a week, for three months at a time that kind of turned me off from just sitting down and enjoying a book. I just finished my Master's last summer, but between that experience and a pretty time consuming job, sitting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4, 2012

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    I Just Finished My Mba In My Forties

    Going to school in your forties is a lot different than in your twenties. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in French and English, and then spent 18 years doing nothing with it. I recently decided to go back to school so I could make more money. I went online at the University...
    Jessibelle Jessibelle 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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    I Wish I´d Had Her Honesty

    Yesterday I had one of those moments of clarity that makes you rethink your whole life in a matter of seconds......... I was on my way home chatting with a girl that studied my career and graduated from my university quite recently. Since we had that shared background I thought...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    Break Earned

    I just finished my masters degree. I have now been in school for 21 consecutive years lol. I am taking a break before I continue on to get my Ph.D.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10, 2010

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    I Did It At 47

    I worked as a volunteer for an NGO for 15 years and finally got burned out. I went to the States to take a break and heard about an MA program at the local university. It was an MA TESOL (teaching English as a Second Language). I loved Asia and knew this degree would be a good...
    joywalker joywalker 56-60, M Oct 26, 2011

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    lindahe lindahe 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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    It's An MSc

    Yeah it's pretty cool and hard work and I am very proud of it. It's just something I always wanted to have. I worked hard for it and I'd do it again. I enjoyed every bit of it.
    erin1982 erin1982 26-30, F Oct 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I finished my degree and get paid less then than when I was in school.
    Thrillseeker28 Thrillseeker28 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I have a younger sister. She is 29 and working temporarily as a high school teacher. She has a bachelor degree, a masters degree and she speaks English, French and Russian fluently...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    ah, ya... this is the most true statement about me, of all time, I would think.. lol... I cant help myself, haha.... I have varying degrees of crushes too.. and I know when it is...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel the need to post this to ensure other EP members know a little about me before judgement is passed. I am not here to harass, bully, take charge or spam/troll. I am merely...
    Ifilayhere Ifilayhere 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Today, I feel sad. I continue to think about my childhood and how my life could be different if I were raised differently. Maybe I wouldn't have such anxiety problems or I'd be...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am very unhappy. I have a Masters from a very good university, some work experience too. But no job. I took a risk and moved to the other side of the world for a promise of an...
    Tourmaline13 Tourmaline13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Yes, I'm talking about religion. My family contains a mixture of Buddhists and Christians, so I grew up respecting both (if not, all) religions. Heck, I think I was ready to slap...
    Serendipiity Serendipiity 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I wanna get my bachelor degree!! 3years later with my degree!! Hurry up❤️📖💓 Cheer up!!!💋
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F Jul 15

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    In fact, I think a college degree makes you conform to certain standards and norms... and cliffs and sams... What employers want these days is someone that thinks outside the box...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm not sure, I've always thought that it was just love, and that's how you feel when you're in love. But I came across this word on an article and the symptoms pretty much match...
    Argentinian Argentinian 31-35, F Jul 3

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    I'm not sure, I've always thought that it was just love, and that's how you feel when you're in love. But I came across this word on an article and the symptoms pretty much match...
    Argentinian Argentinian 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    id love being dominated iver i terbet, have acces to toys puctures. my limits are high need a MISTRESS not a master
    gram0 gram0 18-21, M Jul 6

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    As far back as I remember I always recall wanting to get away from the house as far as I could go. My favorite toy was one that involved transportation. Either a Big Wheel, a...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    Just wanted to say... That I am so freaking proud of myself for being one class away from my AA degree. For everyone that said I couldn't and for everyone else that saids AA/AS...
    giroflee giroflee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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