What to do in my future - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Off-Topic Discussion of All Non-Related Topics

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-24-2008, 08:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South East Pennsylvania
Posts: 157
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What to do in my future

Alright well right now I am in Career clase in HS and I dont know what to do with my life in the future. Should I go to a 4 year college and become a engineer/physicist or should I go to tech school and become a diesel technicaian. I have the grades to get into good schools. What do you suggest
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-24-2008, 08:21 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: scottsbluff,ne
Posts: 1,086
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WELL IF YOU GO TO A TECH SCHOOL MAKE SURE THEY ARE WORTH THE MONEY I KNOW WYO TECH WILL SHUV YOU THROUGH THE CLASSES AND LET YOU GO BUT SOME SCHOOLS LIKE LCCC IN CHEYENNE IS AWESOME FOR DIESEL AND THEY ARENT THAT FAR APART THE OTHER THING TO REMEMBER IS "IF YOUR DOING WHAT YOU LOVE YOU NEVER HAVE TO GO TO WORK"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-24-2008, 08:32 AM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Little Rock Air Force Base,Arkansas and North Augusta,South Carolina
Posts: 1,744
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I almost went to diesel school, but I joined the USAF instead and now I have the best job in the world, and I didnt wanna charge people to help them fix there vehicles, so I do it now but they buy me dinner which is great. But do what you love like Goldie said and you wont work, I dont feel like im going to work when I'm controlling air traffic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-24-2008, 08:38 AM
rdc rdc is offline
Grumpy Non-Socialist

 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, OK
Posts: 2,623
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by glennpagano444 View Post
Alright well right now I am in Career clase in HS and I dont know what to do with my life in the future. Should I go to a 4 year college and become a engineer/physicist or should I go to tech school and become a diesel technicaian. I have the grades to get into good schools. What do you suggest
You might visit this thread ...

Whats your Career, Is it what you wanted?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-24-2008, 08:40 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
go to a four year school. Once your out you can still do what ever you want. Diesel Tech, Air Force what ever. If you already have a degree when you join the services you start as an officer, if you want to help people fix there truck you can own a repair shop. Just because you get a degree in Engineering does'nt mean you have to be an engineer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-24-2008, 08:41 AM
I don't know nuttin....

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tuttle, OK
Posts: 17,154
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Civil Engineers can write there own ticket these days...a very large demand for more engineers and if your a good student now, you will do fine in that 4 year program.
You will be making 100k a year before your 40. a diesel tech. will never make that but money isn't everything either. Mechanics get alot of satisfaction in what they do and sometimes thats worth more than money.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-24-2008, 09:16 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: scottsbluff,ne
Posts: 1,086
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it all depends on how deep your pockets are for a 4 year school and i am in a tech school right now for john deere parts and they have alot of scholarships and things like that to help you get through and i know there are alot of scholarships out there to help you along
another thought is the USAF i have some very good friends in there and the things they get to do and get paid for plus getting and education is amazing maybe something to look in
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-24-2008, 09:31 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, speaking from experience don't get into a field that can be easily off-shored/outsourced. Make sure that whatever field you are in YOU physically are required to be there. If a piece of equipment has a cable hooked to it w/ internet access 99% of whatever needs done can be done from India or China or wherever. If you do get into the IT field there is excellent money in database administration. You can't go wrong with any type of engineering degree. You can get your foot in the door of just about anywhere with that degree from a good school. As far as being a diesel tech I will say that many places have a serious LACK of good diesel mechanics. With more and more diesels starting to get produced (1/2 ton trucks and light cars) I can see a demand there for sure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-24-2008, 09:53 AM
Conservative and Proud


 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 14,472
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My vote 4 YEAR COLLEGE OR MORE!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-24-2008, 10:20 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,726
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I dont think hardly anyone actually does what their intended schooling was for, at least in the 4 yr degree world, in me and my friends experiences anyways. I have a 4yr bachelors in Business Management with minors in Human Resources Management and Business Administration. Guess what im doing now, concrete work. I did the whole sales, business, office, cubical rotation for years and hated it, almost every friggin day of it. Its nice knowing I can do anything I want when I feel the need to get out of construction though. I dont look at my job now as work either and thats the key. I pretty much work with my buddies all day screwin off on the clock, and one of my buddies is the boss. Dont get me wrong it friggin really hard work, we just mak it fun. We make a good living and get to travel to all kinds of cool places to do cool work, just got back from Hawaii and were going to Roatan Island of the coast of Honduras in a few weeks. If ya really wanna be a diesel tech go for it, you can always go back to school if you dont end up liking it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors