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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    %in professional occupation and salary info from unistats.
    Stats don't mean much when it comes to grad employment. Whether you get paid a lot or not depends more on your personality and your skills rather than what degree you have. The exception to this is engineering and medicine, for which you do need a specific degree. Most jobs will accept people regardless of whether they study anthropology or aerospace engineering- they care far more about your soft skills, your communication and ability to work in a team. That's what gets you into a high salary job, not really your degree.

    Tl;dr Except for engineering and medicine, all the high paying careers recruit from a wide variety of degree disciplines. The reason why certain degrees pay more is because the people studying them tend to have better work skills.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Stats don't mean much when it comes to grad employment. Whether you get paid a lot or not depends more on your personality and your skills rather than what degree you have. The exception to this is engineering and medicine, for which you do need a specific degree. Most jobs will accept people regardless of whether they study anthropology or aerospace engineering- they care far more about your soft skills, your communication and ability to work in a team. That's what gets you into a high salary job not really your degree.

    Tldr Except for engineering and medicine, all the high paying careers recruit from a wide variety of degree disciplines.
    Correctomundo as per usual

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Correctomundo as per usual

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    I learned that all from you lol

    Btw, check your PMs
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Stats don't mean much when it comes to grad employment. Whether you get paid a lot or not depends more on your personality and your skills rather than what degree you have. The exception to this is engineering and medicine, for which you do need a specific degree. Most jobs will accept people regardless of whether they study anthropology or aerospace engineering- they care far more about your soft skills, your communication and ability to work in a team. That's what gets you into a high salary job, not really your degree.

    Tl;dr Except for engineering and medicine, all the high paying careers recruit from a wide variety of degree disciplines. The reason why certain degrees pay more is because the people studying them tend to have better work skills.
    agreed.*
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Why cant you just read books to cover it all if you're purely interested? Theres very little (other than the practical aspects) I couldnt of learnt myself with the books.
    Giving a hypothetical, I could have done X if I did it, is really silly...

    I could have read all of Kant, Freud, Hegel and Foucault but I didn't.
    I could have played through all of Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Liszt, but I didn't.
    etc.
    I could have taught myself Python, C++, Java, SQL, but I didn't.

    You're overestimating your ability to do something, things you'll probably never do in your life.
 
 
 
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