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Old August 30th, 2014, 08:22 PM   #51

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I in no way regret my history degree. I do regret not pairing it with an education degree though. Instead I doubled majored with history and criminal justice. I regret the criminal justice degree despite working in law enforcement. It's not required to get into law enforcement (in fact a degree isn't required at all) and it's very limited if you want to use it outside of the criminal justice system.
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Old September 4th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #52
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I personally don't get it. There's no denying that if someone wants to be a CPA, say, when they're a freshman in College, why major in History? If your career goal is to be an Accountant, majoring in Accounting would make more sense.
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Old September 21st, 2014, 08:47 AM   #53

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Is 3,308 $ per month a low salary in the US????
Because I didn't chose "history" as a degree in Italy because here I'd never earn more than 2,000 $ per month, unless I wrote a book of enormous success or got accepted into the TV world.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 08:25 AM   #54
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But isn't this taking history too seriously? History is 'historically' something the average person would chat at the dinner table with your mates/families(unless you were a military commander or some kind of emperor). Yes the greatest philosphers were experts on history, but in this day and age it is not feasible for many history students to find a job as 'historians', you can only be a teacher or possibly write books/documentaries in order to make money.

Because of the above at the present moment I see it as a hobby and not a job, unfortunately(speaking as a tax accountant).
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Old November 28th, 2014, 07:12 PM   #55

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Most of the people I know with a bachelor's in history went to law school & I know a lot of lawyers who'd rather do something else.

I've never regretted getting a degree in history.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #56
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Engineering Undergrad here. Working in IT for 5 years. Never regretted NOT choosing Arts in my country. The career scope is more limited than being a garbageman.

(PS no offense to garbagemen, they keep our streets clean)
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Old February 15th, 2016, 04:08 AM   #57

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I've got a degree in History and Criminology. I'm not using either in my current position....
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 11:08 AM   #58
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Eyes glaze over when you tell someone you were a history major. It is never a good idea to reveal that at cocktail parties or at dinner . I majored in history and made a career in commercial casualty insurance, financial guarantees, bond underwriting an as a broker for 12 years until I retired. The money was good.

I have no regrets over studying history. Now - retired - I can read all the stuff I never had the time to read.

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Old March 3rd, 2016, 11:56 AM   #59
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I actually do not care about getting a degree, since I figured out that a degree won't get me further with my studies anyway. My intrests lie with subjects that none else cares for so I can better just study on my own and not waste alot of money on a paper that is useless to me. having a bachelor or master won't automaticly make me smarter than I am now (note that I have over 3000 study hours on ancient Greek religion, culture and language). As for a paying job. I prefer to work with my hands, with animals and nature, not behind a desk, so I dont need a high class education to get where I want to be

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Old March 9th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #60

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I actually do not care about getting a degree, since I figured out that a degree won't get me further with my studies anyway. My intrests lie with subjects that none else cares for so I can better just study on my own and not waste alot of money on a paper that is useless to me. having a bachelor or master won't automaticly make me smarter than I am now (note that I have over 3000 study hours on ancient Greek religion, culture and language). As for a paying job. I prefer to work with my hands, with animals and nature, not behind a desk, so I dont need a high class education to get where I want to be
I remembered that you talk about being a Hellenicist.
Degrees don't always get us into our desired career.
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