I can already see now that my eldest son will probably go onto Uni he is quiet bright and shows an interest in learning etc. my second who has autism and a intellectual disability wants to be a farmer like daddy and we will support them both whole heartedly and encourage them to choose a career or job they are happy in money isn't everything.
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24-08-2016 03:50 #91
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24-08-2016 06:37 #93
I also want to add, after I got my CPA qualification I thought it would be interesting to study finance, so I undertook a master in business (finance) degree and I absolutely hated it and the things I learned in that degree gave me hardly any practical knowledge for my specific profession.
I think university is really for people who have a very specific career in mind and want to study something that speaks to their interests and skill set.
I agree with above PP that if you're not sure what you want to do, take a few years to see the world and experience life before making the decision.
24-08-2016 06:48 #94
My dad has been a builder his whole life no certs. Before those things even came in he had an option at one point to get one but he was near retirement age so didn't. Half the people he works with are blue collar- no certs and the best at the job it's the government that makes you pay for it eg when you sell a house.
24-08-2016 06:57 #95
"Sort of spin off " is going university important?
But this was my worry as someone who never went to uni - my friends were saying their good jobs today you would need a degree to even apply for ( marketing, IT and management) yes they got to their high salaries through 20 plus years working their way up which I agree is far better than a piece of paper so why are things changing why are uni degrees a must now? Even builders now @monnie24 legally need a licence and need yearly continuing professional development points to keep their licence so you can't do what your dad did anymore ( plus it's an insurance liability!)
In my job ( real estate) you don't need a degree but we wouldn't hire a salesperson without a license ( or at least getting one - TAFE certificate 3 years part time)
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24-08-2016 08:16 #98
There are plenty of jobs that don't require any formal qualifications or at least don't require uni degrees. You can still be happy and get jobs without a degree. It just depends on the area you want to work in.
As for wages, our admin staff in my practice earn more than our graduate accountants.
24-08-2016 09:14 #99
There is so much competition out there now compared to a few years ago (at least where I live) that having a cert 3 is nothing I need at least a Diploma.
Since I have been working (16years) people where happy to train you in the job now you need to have study behind you.
I dont think Uni is the most important thing but I wouldnt be surprised if by the time my kids are older they will need to go to Uni to get a job
24-08-2016 11:10 #100
Mine required at least 60 hours a week of work ... I studied distance as an adult and can honestly say that the workload was about a million times heavier than any full time job I've ever had.
Although, it probably depends a bit on the degree and what type of person you are. Mine was a pretty demanding degree, and I'm the kind of person who isn't happy with marks under 90, so I guess if someone was happy to slide through on a pass average then they might have time for socialising
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