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post #1 of 11 Old 04-24-2008, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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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

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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"


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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.


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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
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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.

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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.

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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


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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.

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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.

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