posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 09:15 PM
Remember, when you get a degree, you’re not only doing it for your benefit but the benefit of society. If you’re going to go to the
university/college focus on an area which produces goods or research. Majors such as Science, Engineering, and Technology are your best bet, IMO.
You would have to get a Masters, as a Bachelor is a modern equivalent to a high school diploma (sorry, the market is flooded with Bachelor Degrees).
Do not be afraid of mathematics. It is the language of science. Just as with any other language, one has to practice to gain skill, skill leads to
mastery. Funding? There is millions of dollars worth of scholarships which go unused, apply to as many as you can. My advise...stay away from
liberal arts, law, business (except maybe accounting), and the "soft sciences" (psychology, sociology, ect). Schools are trying to sell you an
extremely expensive product, just make really sure to commit to the major, before you start laying money out. I'm sure you are already aware of
The alternative is a trade. Some trades you will still need to invest about four years towards; a few years as an apprentice and then a couple as a
journeyman. You are likely to find good work as a tradesman and make a comfortable income to live on. Trades such as plumbing, heating/AC,
electrical are just some of the many options.
Like I said, this is my opinion. I hope it was helpful in someway. Best of luck to you.