Originally Posted by ArMarine04
HA tell me about it, only getting paid about a third of what I get now will be as huge adjustment as school will! What does the 3.75 get ya besides good grades?
Wait until you graduate though. You have to look long term at this thing...
My students make $45k - $55k starting salaries out of my 2-year community college program and many of them only take 1 year of FT courses before getting hired.
It is no uncommon to be making $85k - $125k within about 5 years in this field.
One of my former students who graduated 5 years ago is making $110k at Nike today. Several of my former students make over $55k at Daimler Trucks NA (formerly Freightliner), and the list goes on.
And if you decide to go back oversees and do military contracts as a civilian, WOW. Big Bucks. My buddy is pulling down $30k a month doing telecom in Afghanistan (mainly on base in Kabul).
So many high paying civilian jobs out there for smart people willing to work hard and apply themselves.
BTW, thank you for your service. I say a prayer for all of you every day and am truthfully very thankful for my freedoms and American lifestyle and that folks like you are the sentinels of our freedom, laying your lives on the line for us all. Thank you!
If there is anything I can do for you just ask.