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used your degrees coming out of college? I'm a physical education and health major and have recently been thinking about how I would love to have some extra funds in the future, (so apparently I'm in the wrong career choice for the immediate future).
Did many of you get the job you wanted coming out of college or have/want to do something completely unrelated?
I do. I have a Finance degree w/ a focus on investment management and now trade bonds. Graduated in 2008
My degree made great toilet paper.
I've got a degree in history but came out of school into sales.
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Do you think having a degree helped you find a better job? A lot of people I talk to that make the hiring desicions say they just like to see that someone has a 4 year degree because it shows they finish things they start, so I'm wondering if my degree would do the same. I feel as if people may look at my degree and call it a joke even though P.E. is something I'm interested in.
Engineering degree. Yes, I used it.
Yep. It helps, especially if your job involves networking with individuals that have advanced degrees.
I'd say 40% of the upper level guys in my company don't have degrees. It's a more result based place.
I'd say that a degree in PE wouldn't be looked down on because just having the piece of paper is almost expected now. It really depends on the company as some put a lot of weight into what you majored in and some don't.
What do you want to do?
I don't have a degree, so no
Haha good question. I've bounced around in college a lot and wound up in PE after going through business, math, sports management, athletic training and now PE. I like PE and I think it's really important, but the girl I've been with for a few years now is training to become a social worker so it's not looking likely that we'll be wealthy by any means. I really have wanted to coach my whole life and I want to do something that's impactful, but the only areas coaching really pays off are in specialized schools or college-pro ranks and I feel like most coaches have experience playing at those levels and I only have 1 year of college, so I wouldn't really qualify unless I had strong connections.
I guess I don't really know what I want to do even though I'm beginning my senior year.
Been out for a year haven't used it whatsoever
I want to work in athletics, whether it's as a coach or someone behind the scenes. I am gaining interest in working with camps at a university - but those types of jobs require networking, and my branches aren't too extended.
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Yup. Every job I've gotten has been in my field that I studied at UA.
not one bit. there's no money in public relations unless you are the one at the top and i wasn't willing to work for peanuts.
International Relations degree, just graduated law school. I guess I will use it with regard to writing and policy analysis, but not the actual substance of it.
Its so hot...PE was a baaaad choice!
But it's a helluva fun major. I know there's a couple of PE teachers in Ohio making about 80,000 right now because they've revolutionized the profession, and OSU is top 2 in the nation as they switch with Texas every year, so it's respected nationally. But it's unlikely I'll be making near 80 grand.
you are going to need to clarify that statement. #2 and switching w/ texas in what every year?
As far as undergrad PE programs go in national rankings. - OSU was 1st this year, and they pretty much flip flop each year.
Are you talking about high school?
My mom was a PE teacher for 35 years. She had a masters in 20 of it. She has so many awards hanging in her office (she consults now), it's silly...and she topped out at 50K a year.
IF they're makeing 80K, it's because they're coaching something...not because they revolutionized the profession. There is very little to revolutionize because there is no damn money (hence the salary in question)
EDIT: Majors aren't supposed to be "fun". I majored in Biochem and survived from Vandy/Lipscomb with a 3.2 and busted my ass to do so.
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i had no idea texas even had that. i assumed all of the pe teachers in texas came from texas state (they are the big teacher college in texas). learn something new every day.
Applied econ major here.. I plan on using my degree for something in the financial sector
I think it's just because they're two of the larger universities so they can fund the programs easier, but a lot of the professors of UT, UT(ennessee) and OSU are familiar with each other and are globally renown educators and coaches.
The teachers I'm referencing are probably in private schools. Fortunately the PE programs have drastically changed from what they used to be as they are more focused on fitness and health education to promote healthy lifestyles. Not sure how your mom taught it, or how the Florida education system is structured differently from Ohio, but they are near 80,000.
And congrats on your Biochem degree and your ability to work as hard as you did to achieve, but who says majors aren't supposed to be fun? Maybe you went for something you didn't enjoy if you didn't like it in college or that didn't naturally fit you. Not saying all classes are fun, but I have enjoyed my classes at Ohio State and have found that majority of my classes have been fun, including my classes in math, business and accounting, and general ed. classes. This is probably due to a different attitude towards classes or teaching styles of professors from where you attended and mine. I love my major, and it is a lot of FUN. I have a 3.9 in my major classes and I've busted my ass and worked two jobs to get me through college, so don't get mad at me or my major selection because I find it to be FUN and enjoy what I'm doing.
I use the skills that I developed in the course of pursuing my degree on a daily basis. It actually provides me a wide avenue of opportunities.
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Graduated with a degree in psychology a few years ago now doing business development work.... Realized almost the day i graduated that i didnt care enough about other people (especially crazies) to try and help them
Double majored in accounting and finance and work in industrial contracting. The degree got me the job but it's not like I use book learning stuff that I remember from an advanced accounting 550 course. I use a calculator and excel spreadsheets and track various job costs and revenue. But that's all pretty simple math. It's just extremely boring... Most degrees are a rip off.
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