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Lager
03-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Interesting comparison of two DU polls.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x7963096

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x7963022

One poll is a demographic on education levels and the other a poll on du'ers annual income levels.

At the time of my last reading, the polls indicated that 62 percent of respondents claimed they had a BS or higher degree level. Yet, the income poll showed that only 31 percent had incomes of 75 thousand dollars or higher, and a total of only 47 percent had incomes over 50 thousand. Does this seem odd to anyone else? Does that mean that advanced degrees aren't as valuable as they were thought to be?

Dan D. Doty
03-20-2010, 10:59 PM
No. it tells me their NPD is worse then I thought; theythink they're better then everyone else, while still claiming they're the victim of an evil capitalist system.

Swampfox
03-20-2010, 11:14 PM
No, it tells me they are lying.

FDK
03-22-2010, 01:17 PM
I hear that people with degrees in anthropology and wimmins studies will be in high demand in the near future.

FlaGator
03-22-2010, 01:40 PM
As Frank Solich likes to remind everyone "Liberals lie, they lie all the time."

Beefeater
03-22-2010, 02:01 PM
Whats wrong with womens studies? I studied women in college.

Chuck58
03-22-2010, 02:23 PM
52% less than 50K.

I can almost guarantee that most of that crowd is in the 30K and below range.

Most of us could do that, or better, with a high school degree.

djones520
03-22-2010, 07:56 PM
How do you do a thesis on basket weaving?

Claret1995
03-23-2010, 09:18 AM
Well we know that libs tend to get degrees in fields that don't pay salaries like

Studies in woodland fairies

and

Degrees in ...males wearing a d cup and ballroom dancing

noonwitch
03-23-2010, 10:03 AM
Most social workers don't make much money, and a lot of them have master's degrees. Unless you work for the government, public schools, or a hospital, there's not much money in the field. Even then, it's still less than $70,000 a year.


Teachers generally make around $65,000, these days, even in districts like Detroit. Parochial schools pay less, expensive private schools probably pay more.

Entry level jobs in business pay less than $75,000. Retail management doesn't pay all that well, which is where a lot of business people start out.