And if you can land yourself a job as a simultaneous translator (i.e. you study languages), you're talking a grand a day for a conference.
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Do something you thoroughly enjoy, are passionate about and can do in your sleep.
Also, that picture linked above is utter bullshit on many levels.
Whatever you enjoy the most is the easiest.
Also about that picture, I laughed at life sciences being mid tier.
Geology would also be in the highest tier. Petroleum Engineers make a shit load.
All science (chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, and possibly social) and math related majors are pretty much in the highest tier.
Law at the top? Lol. Incredibly overrated difficulty ftw I guess.
But none of it matters if I don't have a degree at all, and sabotaging myself by overreaching and trying to become an electrical engineer through an online school doesn't do me any good either.
You must have never served, or be new to the military. Shortcuts and the easy way is exactly what the Government and the military is looking for. Finding a shortcut or an easier way to do something is rewarded with cash, in some cases, and with awards in others.It will also be harder for you to gain promotion if you are always looking for shortcuts and the easy way.
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If you don't want to be an engineer don't do engineering. Selection boards look heavily at GPA. Why should OP take a harder degree and risk a lower GPA?
OP, I would suggest working towards something light, but still useful to what you want to do in the service. I think you said you wanted to be a MX Officer? Shit man, get a business degree in Management. It's not a hard science degree, and it's fairly well related to the field you want to serve in, IE leadership.
Have fun on the AFOQT. That test is a bitch.
Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!
the best subject to study is one your good at
If you have the aptitude for it Chemistry is an amazing degree which will see you develop skills which can be applied in ANY career you choose.
Most undergraduate degrees are equally crap. A BA in something like history is often a better degree than one in, say, Chemistry. A BSc in Chemistry means you've got the skillset to be an entry-level lab tech and that's about it; anything more complicated involves further study/training and the skills aren't widely applicable outside the lab. There's still the dedication and focus required to do the work, which is why all degrees have value, but a history degree by comparison teaches you very solid research skills that can be applied to a host of different fields.
As I'm well aware, as I have a BA in history, and I've worked as a research associate doing work that's wildly different; mostly environmental science research.
Long story short; if you aren't going to get at least a Master's, it doesn't matter a whole lot WHAT degree you take.
Dont you have anything like a GSO(General Service Officer). We have that in the Australian Defence Forces...
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Go business. It's useful in day to day life, unlike the majority of subjects.
In what way is medicine God-tier? The actual study or entering the field?
Last edited by Arlon; 2013-01-19 at 10:26 PM.
it's always sad seeing people put so much worth in the degree u get based on how much you could make. I love history/anthropology and i'm going to end up doing something there. I'm looking to do something that i love, not some job for some cash.
I'm not simply attempting to skimp out on education, but right now education IS a barrier for my goals.
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9 out of 10 people agree that in a room full of 10 people one person will always disagree with the other 9.
To test your interest in various subjects check out the online "open education" offerings from schools like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc. Youtube has a great selection of course videos to start with http://www.youtube.com/education
EdX, courses from Harvard, MIT and other top schools: https://www.edx.org/
Lifehacker's overview of course offerings by subject: http://lifehacker.com/5974371/plan-y...-semester-2013
Class videos from several top schools. For example Stanford has their full programming lecture series here, intro through advanced programming: http://www.academicearth.org/
Carnegie Mellon: http://oli.cmu.edu/
Saylor foundation: http://www.saylor.org/