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Bachelor's degree jobs

Postby wanderlust » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:24 am

What good non-STEM-C jobs can somebody get today in the US that require at most a bachelor's degree, yet pay more than a good trade job? $60k or better.

I'd be happy to work overseas as many of you suggest but the options shrink significantly and taking less than I now make is not feasible at this time.

I know sales potentially pays well, having worked in it before, but am not really cut out for it. A lot of good jobs can be landed with bachelor's degree but you have to know somebody, you don't just apply.

Starting a business is a possibility but may be somewhat inconvenient, especially a capital-intensive business. Getting certifications is a possibility, but another 2-3 years in school would be a bit of a stretch.

Suggestions?
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Re: Bachelor's degree jobs

Postby jamesbond » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:44 am

Employers want work experience more than anything else. A college degree with no work experience will land someone a job at McDonalds or Walmart.

With the economy still struggling, good paying jobs are hard to get even if you do have years of work experience and a college degree.

Networking is the way to go. A study came out recently that showed 78% of people who have a job, found that job through another person.

It's not what you know, it's who you know. :D
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Re: Bachelor's degree jobs

Postby ezinho » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:45 pm

You would have to get into a FIRE career to make good money with a non-stem degree; finance, insurance or real estate. Even then, these industries are very sensitive to economic bubbles, so even if you're making good money now, the next time the economy takes a dump you may be out of a job, or making a lot less than before.

I work in real estate now and have made very good money the last couple of years, but I know it is only temporary. This year I'm making less than before, and there will probably be layoffs at my company by the end of the year. I'm predicting a nasty recession sometime next year.
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Re: Bachelor's degree jobs

Postby jamesbond » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:55 pm

ezinho wrote:I work in real estate now and have made very good money the last couple of years, but I know it is only temporary. This year I'm making less than before, and there will probably be layoffs at my company by the end of the year. I'm predicting a nasty recession sometime next year.


Are you a real estate agent? I have a friend who was doing real estate for a long time and he says the market is better now than it was during the recession but nearly as good as it was during the housing boom.
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Re: Bachelor's degree jobs

Postby IraqVet2003 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:28 am

jamesbond wrote:Employers want work experience more than anything else. A college degree with no work experience will land someone a job at McDonalds or Walmart.

With the economy still struggling, good paying jobs are hard to get even if you do have years of work experience and a college degree.

Networking is the way to go. A study came out recently that showed 78% of people who have a job, found that job through another person.

It's not what you know, it's who you know. :D


Winston that's very true but even worse is that many of these college graduates are stuck with tens of thousands of dollars (and in some cases over 100 grand)in STUDENT LOAN DEBT!!!!
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Re: Bachelor's degree jobs

Postby Ghost » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:28 am

A bachelor's degree is good for getting jobs at Fortune 500 companies, such as Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and McDonald's...

Seriously, though, if you've got any aptitude for selling, that's probably worth trying. Companies looking for salesmen won't care about qualifications. They want charismatic guys who can make some serious dough by convincing people to buy stuff.
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Re: Bachelor's degree jobs

Postby jamesbond » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:20 pm

I just heard a report on the news that said, the average college graduate has $30,000 in student loans when they graduate. :shock:
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