• I appreciate your clarification. Thanks for the comments Tophat. Have a great week.

    December 1, 2011 at 3:28 p.m.

  • Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear-
    I intended: Most of what I read seems to always have a major financial thread.
    The associated point is to get the education for your own personal, internal enrichment
    It can a tool in your quest for financial success.

    If one selected Doctorate In Medicine, do it because you desire the education AND that career goal.

    If the goal is solely financial, I would suspect one would not be satisfied, nor highly skilled or productive.

    Many doctors earnings are well below anticipated dreams. Some at quite happy with their career choice regardless of income.

    December 1, 2011 at 3:01 p.m.

  • It does not necessarily have to have a "financial thread" attached to it. However, you must have the proper credentials to practice medicine, be an engineer, teach, be an x-ray technician. Today mechanics have to be certified, bus drivers have to have a class I license. Does that mean that you will not succeed in life? No, it doesn't, but you have a better chance of being financially rewarded so that your quality of life may be enhanced. It may also mean that we don't have to outsource our highly technical jobs or go to China and India for engineers. It may also mean that we may be able to solve complex problems and apply solutions because we have educated experts in these fields.
    You will have to decide for yourself where you will be 5-10-15 years from now. It may not require a degree, but you will need more than a high school diploma. Welcome to the 21st century.

    December 1, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.

  • Seemingly, everything I read correlates college degree to career (with a financial thread).

    I suggest: Get education wherever and however one can. Knowledge and ability to apply knowledge is key.

    College neither privileged or impaired my comfortable income. Hard work and constantly seeking self-improvement were the only tools needed. Education was solely an arrow in the quiver.

    Faulting lack of education as the hindrance is much like blaming the hammer for the house that fell down.

    Get education for yourself! It is the one thing that can never be taken away.

    December 1, 2011 at 8:25 a.m.