Friday, November 17, 2006

Relatively quiet

If wondering about the lull in posts, I busted a tooth the other night, and was preoccupied with that ramifications. Looks like I'm getting a crown for Christmas. Joy to the world, my dentist' rich.

I've also been wrangling admission to a local university, continuing my education and trying to add a degree that will qualify me for more than soldering cables. I'm hoping to get the max transfer credits, and try to knock it out in 2-3 years, while working full time. This should be interesting.

The challenge will be to find something to major in that will result in higher pay, while getting my current employer to foot the bill for the classes.

5 comments:

The Unseen One said...

Well, best of luck, sir.

I'm going back through Strayer university. I enjoy it, as it is ALL online!

Dad29 said...

Well, the question is:

What does your current employer value which can be used someplace else?

BSEE? BSME?

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

BSEE would be the most portable, and rates good pay, but might be harder to fund, a BSCS of BSCE would work well too, and would likely get funded. I'd rather get a degree in theology, but the State (my employer) prolly wouldn't spring for the tuition.

I still have to pay for the books, and front the tuition each semester. But my boss would be conducive to being fairly open in getting most of my classes tuition reimbursed. I'll likely have to take at least 60 credits here, as the residency requirement, so I'm looking at 3 years at least. Still, it needs to be done.

UNL has a Professional Golf Management major..

Tiber Jumper said...

Yeah, crowns, thank God for my partial deantal benfit with my part time job. I'll say a orayer for your career.

Kasia said...

Well, I don't envy you the schedule you'll have to keep - school and work are enough for me without my own family - but Godspeed.

BSEE is certainly good, though I have a very good friend who is trying to relocate with one and having a lot of trouble. I assume you've sounded out your boss on what he'd be most apt to fund?

I would be more inclined to recommend the BSEE or BSCE, not the BSCS unless it's all you can get funded. Last I paid attention the market was pretty flooded with CS majors, and tech jobs that don't require being onsite are increasingly being outsourced. You might be able to land a Systems Admin or Network Admin type of job...

Anyway, I'll definitely remember you in my prayers. :-)