What are the most overrated degrees?

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Psychology, sociology
I can understand why one may feel that about sociology but psychology absolutely not. Plenty of clear well paying career paths to follow where your degree is needed/preferred.
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which one would be better salary and employability wise: biomedical science or biomedical engineering?
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My friend did Viking Studies and secured a job after straight away (in JP Morgan). She's one of those people that are just eccentric, super likable and unique. She smashed it just because she's an awesome person, so idk if a degree can be overrated... You can pick the wackiest degree and still secure a job.
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i can guarantee a lot of dentists dont get training places after graduating straight away
Incorrect. A very small minority don’t secure places (which can be for other reasons other than lack of DFT places), that’s true, buts it’s very misleading to say “a lot of”.
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i’m surprised by the lack of hate for art based degrees (coming from someone who is doing a BA in textiles) and get but the at large discussion over science based degree.
because textiles are not "overrated", anyone with common sense knows no good comes out of those type of degrees. Going into science which is stem people might become reliant that the degree can provide you with a better outcome in terms of employability and such
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Any degree that’s done at a metropolitan uni
could you elaborate on this ? I am studying at London met but it doesn't seem to be easy
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which one would be better salary and employability wise: biomedical science or biomedical engineering?
They are completely different degrees and professions. One is a scientist (likely a clinical scientist) and one is an engineer
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(Original post by Lewis T K)
They are completely different degrees and professions. One is a scientist (likely a clinical scientist) and one is an engineer
yea i know that its just that i have the qualifications for both and am interested in both so i was wondering.. since these two factors are pretty important to me
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So true, so many people go into these degrees.
I'm going to study Psychology and plan on becoming a teacher from it but so many people in my course want to become psychologists, which is great but most of them don't realise how long it takes and how competitive and difficult to get into, a lot seem to think they will be guaranteed a psychology job after 3 years.
I heard a similar thing about Law too and I just don't understand, do people not research the degree beforehand? A lot of them have misconceptions about how easy it will be to get a high, well paying job.
I also agree that a lot of people go into these kinds of degrees when then don't know what else to do, I'm not sure why though.
yeah - I knew about 15 people that did a psych degree. Only one is a psychologist now, and he had to fight really hard. It's mad, really
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No way. Lamborghinis for each day of the week, satisfying career path, hero worship from the community, women/men throwing themselves at you, status.
Living the dream.
You’re thinking of a surgeon
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yeah - I knew about 15 people that did a psych degree. Only one is a psychologist now, and he had to fight really hard. It's mad, really
A woman that came in when I was in sixth form talked to us about it. She studied for 10 years because she found it so hard to get onto a PhD course. Even then there was so much competition and so she just did research instead because if not she would have had to spend another few years being an assistant to qualify and still might not have been guaranteed a job
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Medicine and underwater basket weaving :naughty:
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Medicine and underwater basket weaving :naughty:
Nooo don’t insult underwater basket weaving :noway:
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Nooo don’t insult underwater basket weaving :noway:
Sorry, I guess it's not as bad as overwater basket weaving :closedeyes:
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I can understand why one may feel that about sociology but psychology absolutely not. Plenty of clear well paying career paths to follow where your degree is needed/preferred.
Yes, so many call centers are now hiring.
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Computer science
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Computer science
As someone who is doing the degree and starting my final year, i found out they teach you hardly any useful stuff for industry

i have learned way more during the past 4 months of lockdown than i did in the last 2 years of university.
Enough now that i have mastered mobile development and am looking to start up a business before i go into my final year.

Keep in mind you will learn NOTHING in depth. Its quantity over quality
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Psychology, sociology
no one rates these degrees to begin with...
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Paramedcine/Paramedic Sciences?
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Probably Psychology, I know a few people who study this going into a completely different career path or even regret studying it in the first place.
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