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What should I do with this 4 year degree I've got?

I have a BA in philosophy--needless to say I am not in demand right now (no work experience). Are there any jobs I could work at with my degree that will help me to get into a top mba program? I also thought about getting certified as a teacher. I could get a master of arts in teaching and become a licensed teacher. Does anybody know if I get the masters in teaching if I would make more money than other beginning teachers who only have a bachelors? Thanks!

Asked By: Tom Brady - 12/8/2007
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I wish I were in your shoes right now. Years ago, I held an "unmarketable college degree" in political science, but I had the belief that more schooling, especially a graduate education, would solve the problem. People often accept uncritically that more school and training is the answer to career success... More
Answered By: AJ - 12/8/2007
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of course you would
Answered By: **kia** - 12/8/2007
 
Get your masters. Everybody has a bachelors. I have the same problem, I have my bachelors in Sociology???? now I am starting grad school in January (for Library Information Studies) so I can find a job eventually Good luck
Answered By: sunluvr_1976 - 12/8/2007
 
Look: You spent "4" years of learning to get ``a`` <degree>~!! Whatever it's in or for.... Use it to the best of your ability!?! Just use some of your old pappers & or notes as reminder !! You may make good on whichever projects you tackle!?! Go back to the basics & use some old notes or reminders you've jotted down... More
Answered By: ohsirleo@sbcglobal.net - 12/8/2007
 
Having a job and a degree are two different things. Good luck! I have a BS on my wall and it looks great. Self employed, because I gave up looking.
Answered By: Carl - 12/8/2007
 
this is why it's so important to network with fellow students. You should have befriended every single one of your fellow Class of '07 Philosophy classmates - even the ones you didn't like that much... More
Answered By: P S - 12/8/2007
 
Have you ever thought of financial planning? You could take a course and become a Certified Financial Planner. There are plenty of opportunities for a good career and the certification course is probably shorter than a masters program with a better income potential. Of course you wouldn't get those two months off... More
Answered By: Jeanne R - 12/8/2007
 
I think that's a great degree. Just try hard and don't put yourself down. I'm doing economics but I think philosophy would be very challenging. Just apply to a lot of your jobs and be confident. If you know something about computers or take an accounting class it would help you in business. Hopefully you have good... More
Answered By: AD989 - 12/8/2007
 
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