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What to do with my life?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 01tacoprerunner, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Oct 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Hahaha im glad you got a laugh. What is LEA?

    Yea it is a big decision but i think thats really what i want to do, i can make good money as a surface warfare officer and plus i get to travel.

    I ve heard business can be kinda hard, but is it harder than engineering?
     
  2. Oct 27, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    So anyone else got any advise?
     
  3. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    I'm going on a different track here, and suggest if you don't know what to do with your life, then get out and LIVE IT.

    You know, find out if you like the Navy. Find out if you like being a car mechanic, a teacher, a nurse, whatever. Let the Navy (or whatever job you want to try) train you up, and if you like it, great! The military will likely let you get schooling after a few years. If you don't like it, that's OK too - you get out eventually.

    Rather than just keep wasting time and money flitting between majors, find out what you'd be happy in. Seriously, how did you choose to be a CE major? Did you have any background whatsoever in it, or just chose it cuz you're good at math?

    Grow up a little, stash some money, then go to school more focused and dedicated.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Do something you really enjoy doing................I have friends who go to mindless jobs(that pay well) that are so unhappy with........I do what I love to do and look forward to going to work every day.................do what you like,you won't be sorry......................:D
     
  5. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    If you want to get into OCS, stick with engineering. All of the branches are seriously hurting for engineering talent right now, and it will put you head and shoulders over your competition with non-technical degrees. My advice would even be to switch from the CE Technology program to Civil and Environmental Engineering if you have any interest in that field AT ALL. It's difficult, but it's only 4 years and you will be in demand when you graduate (not to mention, the jobs become interesting once you're in the real world). Do a quick search of the most in-demand college grads (and highest paid) and tell me what you find.

    I was a Mechanical Engineering major at the CG Academy, and have friends currently in the other services who I've talked to about this, including recruiters. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Yea but i wanna make the big bucks in the navy as a officer, and i dont know that i wanna go be a grunt in the navy right now, and i dont think my parents would let me.

    I like architecture, but i would mind being a police officer, it would be fun.
    What do you do that you love so much?

    Yea i know but im not doing so hot in engineering, i have a D in Intro to engineering.:(

    Accountants and auditors 486,000 jobs with pay of $50,770
    Sales representatives, wholesale and
    manufacturing, except technical and

    scientific products 282,000 with pay 45,400

    First number is the need in thousands, second is the pay, and this would be 2004 -2014

    Computer software engineers, applications 268 $74,980


    Computer software engineers, systems software 180 79,740

    Computer systems analysts 151 66,460

    Network systems and data communications analysts 101 60,600

    Computer support specialists 90 40,430

    Computer programmers 90 62,890

    Mechanical engineers 87 66,320

    Network and computer systems administrators 82 58,190

    Civil engineers 77 64,230

    Industrial engineers 54 65,020

    Police and sheriff’s patrol officers 100 45,210

    plus there is need for nurses and high school teachers


     
  7. Oct 27, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    If you want to go officer in the Mil stick with engineering. I joined, got my degree and Im enlisted. This lifestyle is a blast, see the world and party like your 22 for 20 years LOL.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    So i guess the general consensis is that if i wanna go to OCS i should stay in engineering. But could i major in criminal justice, or architecture and still go to OCS?
     
  9. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:56 PM
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    So im definatly sticking with engineering now.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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    I 2nd the ROTC. You can also test to see what you are good at.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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    usmcgoose One shot is all I need

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    I started out as an Electrical Engineer. I didn't really like it and spent 3 years in a Community college (Forsyth Tech, close to home). From there I graduated with 6 associate degrees where I found I like chemisty and math. Put the two together and graduated with a Chemical Engineering Degree.

    My bother got his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He ended up working for The University of West Goergia in the Student Affairs Dept., obtained his masters in educational Administration, and now resides at the University of Texas at Corpus Cristi.

    The moral of all this BS is to finish your degree. No matter if you change or not. The military will allow you to be an officer in a number of fields with a sports medicine degree (just ask some pilots). They're going to train you trust me.

    I've found in my job that no one cares what the degree is, they just want you to show you have the ability to learn and retain information. I'm in a 2 year training program (awful lot like school) just to do my job.
     

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