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Posted: 12/14/2013 5:19:04 PM EDT
I'm thinking of going back to college online for a masters since a lot will paid for by my employer. I currently have

AS - IT
BS - IT
BS - Double major Psychology & Counseling

I work for a .gov faculty doing  IT mixed in with some analyst work however I'm planning to get out of IT at some point and do something else at least after I retire if nothing else, I'm burnt out on IT. I also teach a couple of college courses at a community college and enjoy it.  I was going to go for a MBA however I'm having doubts and thinking about a MS in adult education. Any suggestions or other ideas?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:19:48 PM EDT
Go for a PHD instead.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:21:51 PM EDT
safety
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:22:07 PM EDT
MBA would serve you well in a plethora of fields.
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Originally Posted By introv78:


I'm thinking of going back to college online for a masters since a lot will paid for by my employer. I currently have



AS - IT

BS - IT

BS - Double major Psychology & Counseling



I work for a .gov faculty doing  IT mixed in with some analyst work however I'm planning to get out of IT at some point and do something else at least after I retire if nothing else, I'm burnt out on IT. I also teach a couple of college courses at a community college and enjoy it.  I was going to go for a MBA however I'm having doubts and thinking about a MS in adult education. Any suggestions or other ideas?
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B.A. in English?
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Nope
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  B.A. in English?
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Originally Posted By introv78:
I'm thinking of going back to college online for a masters since a lot will paid for by my employer. I currently have

AS - IT
BS - IT
BS - Double major Psychology & Counseling

I work for a .gov faculty doing  IT mixed in with some analyst work however I'm planning to get out of IT at some point and do something else at least after I retire if nothing else, I'm burnt out on IT. I also teach a couple of college courses at a community college and enjoy it.  I was going to go for a MBA however I'm having doubts and thinking about a MS in adult education. Any suggestions or other ideas?

  B.A. in English?


Fireball whiskey is saying fuck you grammar nazis , thanks for the derail
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:25:50 PM EDT
Whatever you do, don't do education or public administration.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:25:52 PM EDT
Psych is a waste of time without a PhD and even then it's a waste of time



MBA or PhD in Math
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Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Psych is a waste of time without a PhD and even then it's a waste of time

MBA or PhD in Math
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It was paid for and just for fun, I already had the IT degrees for the bills
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How strong are you with statistics?  You have an IT background, coupled with an MS in statistics and big data methods and applications you learn from places like LearningTree you could pass yourself off as a data scientist working with big data.  That's an interesting lucrative field.
 







I work with data, I think I am going to get a master's in public health, since I work in that field now.
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Backed with experience and a strong background in accounting/business management they are a heavy plus.

I'm amazed by the number of MBA's we've been seeing during the recruiting process.  A lot of them are from online schools like Phoenix, etc.  We have a sales type with a University of Phoenix MBA and the amount of knowledge he utterly seems to lack about the inner workings of business processes, management, finance, and planning are astonishing.  I'm not sure what exactly they taught.....

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It's also a dime-a-dozen.
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How strong are you with statistics?  You have an IT background, coupled with an MS in statistics and big data methods and applications you learn from places like LearningTree you could pass yourself off as a data scientist working with big data.  That's an interesting lucrative field.
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I actually enjoyed my stats class but not well enough to take another one.
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Backed with experience and a strong background in accounting/business management they are a heavy plus.

I'm amazed by the number of MBA's we've been seeing during the recruiting process.  A lot of them are from online schools like Phoenix, etc.  We have a sales type with a University of Phoenix MBA and the amount of knowledge he utterly seems to lack about the inner workings of business processes, management, finance, and planning are astonishing.  I'm not sure what exactly they taught.....


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Backed with experience and a strong background in accounting/business management they are a heavy plus.

I'm amazed by the number of MBA's we've been seeing during the recruiting process.  A lot of them are from online schools like Phoenix, etc.  We have a sales type with a University of Phoenix MBA and the amount of knowledge he utterly seems to lack about the inner workings of business processes, management, finance, and planning are astonishing.  I'm not sure what exactly they taught.....

Originally Posted By NotAFudd:
MBA would serve you well in a plethora of fields.



It won't be from a paper mill
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It's also a dime-a-dozen.
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Originally Posted By NotAFudd:
MBA would serve you well in a plethora of fields.

It's also a dime-a-dozen.


That's what I'm seeing in this area.
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I actually enjoyed my stats class but not well enough to take another one.
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Originally Posted By raven:

How strong are you with statistics?  You have an IT background, coupled with an MS in statistics and big data methods and applications you learn from places like LearningTree you could pass yourself off as a data scientist working with big data.  That's an interesting lucrative field.




I actually enjoyed my stats class but not well enough to take another one.
OK never mind then, because you'd need grad-level statistics courses or be on that level to be a data scientist.

 
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Starbucks barista.

Go supply chain management and get hired.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:33:53 PM EDT
If you aren't getting a MBA from a top 10 school, don't bother with a MBA. Go the Master's route.



However, not knowing what you want to do...ehh...I would hold off until you figure it out.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:40:08 PM EDT
If you want to teach in a community college, around here they usually require a master's in the field you teach.



If you like teaching IT get an MA in it.

It will probably be easy for you and with your experience you would be a strong candidate for an instructor position.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:43:51 PM EDT
Underwater basket weaving
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:49:31 PM EDT
Don't go into Education. I did that for a while and almost starved to death.
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Does it pay well
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:22:21 PM EDT
I looked into an MBA but because my undergrad is not in business, i would have had to take a years worth of classes to fulfill the prereqs for the MBA, which was not happening. I assume you would have to do something similar unless you took nothing but business electives.
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I looked into an MBA but because my undergrad is not in business, i would have had to take a years worth of classes to fulfill the prereqs for the MBA, which was not happening. I assume you would have to do something similar unless you took nothing but business electives.
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Prereqs are met, my IT degree had a lot of buisness\managment credits.
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Originally Posted By Mike_314:
If you want to teach in a community college, around here they usually require a master's in the field you teach.

If you like teaching IT get an MA in it.
It will probably be easy for you and with your experience you would be a strong candidate for an instructor position.
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Great suggestion but I'm honestly just tired of IT altogether.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:23:33 PM EDT
Don't get a Master's in Psychology. Ask me how I know.
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Has anyone had experience with graduate certificates?
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Don't get a Master's in Psychology. Ask me how I know.
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Not a chance of it, my psych degree was purely for enjoyment

Thanks for the tip though
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PLEASE DON'T GET A MASTERS IN PSYCHOLOGY PLEASE JESUS DON'T. My wife has 60k in debt and she works in a field COMPLETELY unrelated to her degree, hell they were not even asking for BA/BS for hiring. I make more money then her going to college part-time with a Full-time CAD/Solidworks job.

 



She worked a shit job related to her psychology degree during her BA/Masters work and it was PACKED with people making $10-14 and hour with double Masters/BA's in psychology. Essentially her clients either wanted to rape her (Male houses) or you can deal with women who smear feces on their vagina's and prostitute themselves for packs of cigarettes (female houses).

You can manage that shitshow for an AMAZING sum of $14 and hour.




Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:32:31 PM EDT
Which state do you reside in?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:54:08 PM EDT
I have a certificate program for. Strategic Marketing. Mine is (was) valuable because it was from a respected school (Weatherhead School, CWRU) and focused on industrial marketing. It served me well, and my clients benefitted as well. Pick a school known within the field, and keep the field bloody narrow.  They'll find you.

Avoid on-line paper mills, unless you want to work in some level of gov't.  There, the person hiring and the person you will report to will have paper from the same mill and at least as dumb as you are.
God, I love this country!

From poolside at my Florida "Bat Cave," I am now Orthodox Retired. Can I get an "Amen," and another Irish whiskey,  please.

Good luck guys,work hard...my grandson is gonna need your tax dollars.
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Well, that's a good start then.



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currently in school for a MS in applied geography.  there is a ton of opportunity in this field, depending on what you want to do.
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Which state do you reside in?
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Go big blue
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:04:26 PM EDT
Get a masters in bating
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Underwater basket weaving

Does it pay well


Everyone needs weaved baskets
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Go big blue
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Which state do you reside in?


Go big blue



Seriously? I must have pretty good instinct? KCTCS? I'm a student majoring in networking.
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Originally Posted By brassburn:
Backed with experience and a strong background in accounting/business management they are a heavy plus.

I'm amazed by the number of MBA's we've been seeing during the recruiting process.  A lot of them are from online schools like Phoenix, etc.  We have a sales type with a University of Phoenix MBA and the amount of knowledge he utterly seems to lack about the inner workings of business processes, management, finance, and planning are astonishing.  I'm not sure what exactly they taught.....


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Originally Posted By brassburn:
Backed with experience and a strong background in accounting/business management they are a heavy plus.

I'm amazed by the number of MBA's we've been seeing during the recruiting process.  A lot of them are from online schools like Phoenix, etc.  We have a sales type with a University of Phoenix MBA and the amount of knowledge he utterly seems to lack about the inner workings of business processes, management, finance, and planning are astonishing.  I'm not sure what exactly they taught.....

Originally Posted By NotAFudd:
MBA would serve you well in a plethora of fields.



Are they young? As in, from college right into mba? I think it takes some real world hands on experience plus an mba to be successful.
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Ya know, I gotta recommend this.  Plenty of BS and MS available.  It's not going away anytime soon and every major industry needs it.  Jobs all over the country.  

 



If you need a start, M.S. in Industrial Hygiene from Montana Tech might be a good starting point.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:26:45 PM EDT
What would you like to do?
What field or sort of job would you like?
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Seriously? I must have pretty good instinct? KCTCS? I'm a student majoring in networking.
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Originally Posted By introv78:
Which state do you reside in?


Go big blue



Seriously? I must have pretty good instinct? KCTCS? I'm a student majoring in networking.


Yes
Seems like it
Yes
Cool, I did the network admin option MCSA way back when.

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Wish I knew this, it would make things easier
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OK, how do you know?
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Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Psych is a waste of time without a PhD and even then it's a waste of time

MBA or PhD in Math
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Bullshit. Mean salary in cognitive psychology in OH and VA is ~125,000 / yr.

Therapists don't get paid shit unless they're serving the wealthy. Therapists working with clinical populations make next to nothing. However, a great deal of the training in aviation, DoD, transportation, etc. is handled by cognitive and human factors psychologists. There ARE legitimate areas of psychology, but they usually don't involve interacting with human beings as a therapist.
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Wish I knew this, it would make things easier
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What would you like to do?What field or sort of job would you like?

Wish I knew this, it would make things easier


Are you into research or applied?
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Some colleges have vocational testing.

Stuff like what sorts of things do you like to do and which jobs have those sorts of skills and activities.







It seems like it would be more satisfactory to figure out what you want to do and find a good suitable degree


than to pick a degree that sounds interesting and after you earn it try to figure out what to do with it.







My MA is in Industrial psychology, which sounded good when I started, and I ended up in market research.






 
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Are you into research or applied?
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Originally Posted By introv78:
Originally Posted By Mike_314:
What would you like to do?What field or sort of job would you like?

Wish I knew this, it would make things easier


Are you into research or applied?

Applied
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It's also a dime-a-dozen.
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MBA would serve you well in a plethora of fields.

It's also a dime-a-dozen.


From a brick and mortar school or online?
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Originally Posted By introv78:


Yes
Seems like it
Yes
Cool, I did the network admin option MCSA way back when.

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Originally Posted By Osborne:
Originally Posted By introv78:
Which state do you reside in?


Go big blue



Seriously? I must have pretty good instinct? KCTCS? I'm a student majoring in networking.


Yes
Seems like it
Yes
Cool, I did the network admin option MCSA way back when.




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