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(Bitten and Bound)   Do you still want to get that psychology degree? You definitely need your head examined   (bittenandbound.com) divider line 29
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2012-09-12 09:24:44 AM  
But I'm a pretty girl and all I want to do is "sell" pharmaceuticals to middle aged doctors before sliding into a middle management job at a pharma company before I hit 30 and am deemed too old to face for the company!
 
2012-09-12 09:25:43 AM  
My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.
 
2012-09-12 09:42:19 AM  
I have Batchelor degrees in both Psychology and English, and I use them both every day.

I speak English and I deal with crazy people.

/Professional computer nerd.
 
2012-09-12 10:03:53 AM  
Wellllllllll..... I did *start* grad school, you know. I did, at one point, have a plan.

I may have picked the wrong major, but at least I escaped the sunk cost bias and got out before I wasted many years on a PhD.
 
2012-09-12 10:06:11 AM  
First off clinical psych != psych degree. That's only one field of psychology. Secondly, if you can't translate the skills you learn while earning your degree (critical thought and analytic skills) then you should probably re-do you resume.
 
2012-09-12 10:19:59 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I have Batchelor degrees in both Psychology and English, and I use them both every day.


Did they cover spelling at your school?
 
2012-09-12 10:26:30 AM  

tdyak: DjangoStonereaver: I have Batchelor degrees in both Psychology and English, and I use them both every day.

Did they cover spelling at your school?


Um.

I write batch files at work?

What are those little squiggly lines under random words in Firefox, anyway?

/Not to Mention random inappropriate Capitalization.
 
2012-09-12 10:30:55 AM  
I explored going to college for architecture when I was in high school. part of that included going to a "Young Architects" program at Cooper Union, where I was able to meet professional architects.

they were some of the most talented and miserable people I have ever met.

also, there is a slight problem with that infographic. Linguistics is listed as the 10th worst in unemployment, but Communication Sciences is the 8th best.

um, what?
 
2012-09-12 10:41:52 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: tdyak: DjangoStonereaver: I have Batchelor degrees in both Psychology and English, and I use them both every day.

Did they cover spelling at your school?

Um.

I write batch files at work?

What are those little squiggly lines under random words in Firefox, anyway?

/Not to Mention random inappropriate Capitalization.


HASP! What abend?

:)
 
2012-09-12 10:42:36 AM  
Pfffffft!!! I have a BA in Psychology. But I earned a BS in Business along with it. It made me more well-rounded than I would have been without it since it was from the Liberal Arts program. I'm glad I got it.But I am also glad I added a practical degree, too.

/Jon Stewart has a BA in Psychology, too.
 
2012-09-12 10:54:42 AM  

Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.


So your wife lives in India?
 
2012-09-12 11:25:37 AM  

Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.


Yeah really, what country are you living in or how rich are you?
Paying for three degrees, two of them worthless, would ruin most people in the United States even if the third had guaranteed employment.
 
2012-09-12 11:35:46 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.

Yeah really, what country are you living in or how rich are you?
Paying for three degrees, two of them worthless, would ruin most people in the United States even if the third had guaranteed employment.


The U.S.

Her first two degrees were done on a full ride scholarship. I do Safety/IH, so I'm not rich, but make enough for us to have a house and her to work part time at an engineering firm as she finishes her bachelors. She got her A.S. in EE at NoVA CC already, so now all she has to do is finish out the degree at a real university. Speed School at U of L in her case.

The costs aren't that much really.
 
2012-09-12 11:47:31 AM  
Woo! Happily employed with numbers 3, 4 and either 2 or 11 depending on whether you consider music a fine art or a performing art.

/Of course I've got a crapload of debt, but that's my own faul for going to a private school for undergrad and then financing three years of grad school/living expenses.
 
2012-09-12 11:47:43 AM  
Every single person on earth who is un- or under-employed at any point in their life should have gotten either a tradeskill or engineering degree instead of whatever they had. Furthermore, if they are un- or under-employed at any point with a tradeskill or engineering degree, the fault is not theirs, and absolutely not the degree, but 100% the fault of immigrants, and possibly Obama.
 
2012-09-12 12:07:20 PM  

Girion47: Her first two degrees were done on a full ride scholarship.


Those things still exist for anyone that's not a football player? When I went to college, most of what I saw was scholarships that covered tuition, but not fees and room and board, etc. So while it was nice to knock 1/3 of your college costs off the top, you still ended up with a sizeable chunk of debt even at a state school.

Smackledorfer: Furthermore, if they are un- or under-employed at any point with a tradeskill or engineering degree, the fault is not theirs, and absolutely not the degree, but 100% the fault of immigrants, and possibly Obama.


You've been talking to relcec, haven't you?
 
2012-09-12 12:17:32 PM  
Visual and Performing Arts tied with Engineering and Industrial Mangement?

WTF
 
2012-09-12 12:30:38 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Girion47: Her first two degrees were done on a full ride scholarship.

Those things still exist for anyone that's not a football player? When I went to college, most of what I saw was scholarships that covered tuition, but not fees and room and board, etc. So while it was nice to knock 1/3 of your college costs off the top, you still ended up with a sizeable chunk of debt even at a state school.

Smackledorfer: Furthermore, if they are un- or under-employed at any point with a tradeskill or engineering degree, the fault is not theirs, and absolutely not the degree, but 100% the fault of immigrants, and possibly Obama.

You've been talking to relcec, haven't you?


Apparently they do, she had everything covered. the girlfriend I had in college not only had everything covered but she ended up having an extra 2K from scholarships to spend on whatever she wanted throughout the semester.
 
2012-09-12 06:22:52 PM  

Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.


What she did wrong was she didn't back up her psychology "content" courses with courses on research and statistics. I have a PhD in cognitive psychology, studied behavioral economics, and have NEVER had a problem finding a job (working in a "statistician/analyst" in corporate America), so...you just have to plan your career the right way.
 
2012-09-12 06:30:26 PM  

mesmer242: Wellllllllll..... I did *start* grad school, you know. I did, at one point, have a plan.

I may have picked the wrong major, but at least I escaped the sunk cost bias and got out before I wasted many years on a PhD.


Not a case of honouring sunken costs...had you finished the PhD (which requires a LOT of research/statistics) you'd be surprised at how marketable you'd be. My place of work requires a PhD and the pay is awesome. Many of the "senior" level jobs in my area require a PhD. You don't HAVE to stay in academia.

A better example of honouring sunken costs is, say, you pre-pay for a cruise but come time for the cruise you are sick and would be miserable...but you go anyway since you payed for it and have a lousy time.

There are more types of psychology than just clinical. If I had known more on how broad the field of psychology is, had I to do it over I probably would have done forensic psychology.
 
2012-09-12 06:38:24 PM  

DaCaptain19: Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.

What she did wrong was she didn't back up her psychology "content" courses with courses on research and statistics. I have a PhD in cognitive psychology, studied behavioral economics, and have NEVER had a problem finding a job (working in a "statistician/analyst" in corporate America), so...you just have to plan your career the right way.


her goal was to be a lawyer, which she did get scholarships to GWU, Vanderbilt, NW, and Duke. After a semester she decided that a J.D. wasn't worth it. This proved to be true, a lot of people from her class had trouble finding jobs, even the valedictorian.
 
2012-09-12 06:45:47 PM  
Do you take education and employment advice from a Hollywood gossip website? You definitely need your head examined.
 
2012-09-12 09:48:59 PM  

DaCaptain19: mesmer242: Wellllllllll..... I did *start* grad school, you know. I did, at one point, have a plan.

I may have picked the wrong major, but at least I escaped the sunk cost bias and got out before I wasted many years on a PhD.

Not a case of honouring sunken costs...had you finished the PhD (which requires a LOT of research/statistics) you'd be surprised at how marketable you'd be. My place of work requires a PhD and the pay is awesome. Many of the "senior" level jobs in my area require a PhD. You don't HAVE to stay in academia.

A better example of honouring sunken costs is, say, you pre-pay for a cruise but come time for the cruise you are sick and would be miserable...but you go anyway since you payed for it and have a lousy time.

There are more types of psychology than just clinical. If I had known more on how broad the field of psychology is, had I to do it over I probably would have done forensic psychology.


I wasn't clinical psych - I was already in an obscure subfield. And I definitely made the right decision for me - The program I was in had a graduation average of 7-8 years so by dropping out quickly I got to enjoy my youth. There were a couple of people in my program who chose to master out and it didn't really help them so I'm glad I didn't bother to stick around for that either.
 
2012-09-12 10:43:32 PM  
One of my exes did a bachelor's in dance. Ballet emphasis. Right around the time that a judge near my hometown was ruling that a vocational-technical high school couldn't teach dance, because it didn't give a reasonable expectation of earning a living, and thus wasn't a "vocation." Ten years later, she did a bachelor's and master's in psychology. Last I heard she was trying to figure out how to get into a clinical psych Ph.D. program, because if you have two degrees in something and still can't get decent jobs, clearly what you need is a third degree in it.
 
2012-09-12 10:50:35 PM  

Glenford: First off clinical psych != psych degree. That's only one field of psychology. Secondly, if you can't translate the skills you learn while earning your degree (critical thought and analytic skills) then you should probably re-do you resume.


Read the whole chart next time. Clinical Psychology is number 1. Educational Psychology is number 6. Industrial and Organized Psychology is number 8. Miscellaneous Psychology is number 9.
 
2012-09-13 10:54:47 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Girion47: Her first two degrees were done on a full ride scholarship.

Those things still exist for anyone that's not a football player? When I went to college, most of what I saw was scholarships that covered tuition, but not fees and room and board, etc. So while it was nice to knock 1/3 of your college costs off the top, you still ended up with a sizeable chunk of debt even at a state school.

Smackledorfer: Furthermore, if they are un- or under-employed at any point with a tradeskill or engineering degree, the fault is not theirs, and absolutely not the degree, but 100% the fault of immigrants, and possibly Obama.

You've been talking to relcec, haven't you?


Not in a while, but that is def his spiel.
 
2012-09-13 10:44:30 PM  

Girion47: DaCaptain19: Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.

What she did wrong was she didn't back up her psychology "content" courses with courses on research and statistics. I have a PhD in cognitive psychology, studied behavioral economics, and have NEVER had a problem finding a job (working in a "statistician/analyst" in corporate America), so...you just have to plan your career the right way.

her goal was to be a lawyer, which she did get scholarships to GWU, Vanderbilt, NW, and Duke. After a semester she decided that a J.D. wasn't worth it. This proved to be true, a lot of people from her class had trouble finding jobs, even the valedictorian.


No they didn't. A valedictorian at any of the law schools you mentioned would find a job. Yes, in law. They either a) are lying because the expected $200/k per year entry level position didn't get offered as they assumed it would and they had to "settle" for, say, government work, b) have awful real-world people/interview skills, or c) don't exist.
 
2012-09-13 10:47:35 PM  

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Girion47: DaCaptain19: Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.

What she did wrong was she didn't back up her psychology "content" courses with courses on research and statistics. I have a PhD in cognitive psychology, studied behavioral economics, and have NEVER had a problem finding a job (working in a "statistician/analyst" in corporate America), so...you just have to plan your career the right way.

her goal was to be a lawyer, which she did get scholarships to GWU, Vanderbilt, NW, and Duke. After a semester she decided that a J.D. wasn't worth it. This proved to be true, a lot of people from her class had trouble finding jobs, even the valedictorian.

No they didn't. A valedictorian at any of the law schools you mentioned would find a job. Yes, in law. They either a) are lying because the expected $200/k per year entry level position didn't get offered as they assumed it would and they had to "settle" for, say, government work, b) have awful real-world people/interview skills, or c) don't exist.


Or went to a fourth tier, unranked law school. That story gets more believable if your referencing Akron School of Law (go Zips!) or Liberty School of Law.
 
2012-09-13 11:21:03 PM  

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Girion47: DaCaptain19: Girion47: My wife got psych and poli sci degrees. They were useless in a search for a real job, no matter the fact that she had a 4.0 all through college.

She's now getting her bachelors in electrical engineering and has a guaranteed job in the field.

What she did wrong was she didn't back up her psychology "content" courses with courses on research and statistics. I have a PhD in cognitive psychology, studied behavioral economics, and have NEVER had a problem finding a job (working in a "statistician/analyst" in corporate America), so...you just have to plan your career the right way.

her goal was to be a lawyer, which she did get scholarships to GWU, Vanderbilt, NW, and Duke. After a semester she decided that a J.D. wasn't worth it. This proved to be true, a lot of people from her class had trouble finding jobs, even the valedictorian.

No they didn't. A valedictorian at any of the law schools you mentioned would find a job. Yes, in law. They either a) are lying because the expected $200/k per year entry level position didn't get offered as they assumed it would and they had to "settle" for, say, government work, b) have awful real-world people/interview skills, or c) don't exist.


GWU actually, it took my friend, the Valedictorian 6 months to find a position, the rest of the graduating class much longer, call BS all you want but I talk to these people regularly. But yeah he did get a govt position, and he's helping all kinds of people get out of BS charges, he's happy not making money since he's sabotaging corrupt police.
 
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