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Old 01-14-2015, 11:17 PM   #21
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Let me get this straight.

You get a bachelors in mathematics and you want to become an electrician.

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Can't you get a job at Google, Facebook or some other tech company where the pay is a lot better?

Or at least help me figure out why this youtube video will not post.

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Old 01-15-2015, 02:21 AM   #22
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Or at least help me figure out why this youtube video will not post.

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I have a four year from UCF in psychology. I have never regretted my decision. Besides, it comes in handy very often......
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:07 PM   #24
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If you're good at math and like electricity, why didn't you become an engineer? Those guys make mathematician scratch.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:48 PM   #25
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The median annual wage for mathematicians was $101,360 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,040, and the top 10 percent earned more than $152,950.

Job Outlook, 2012-22 23% (Much faster than average)

I cannot for the life of me imagine why you would not go for a job like that over a job as an electrician.
That's senior level salary after university you start as junior 60% less than senior it take 5 to 10 years to get there and if you add repay the student loan that where your are in poorly level
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:33 PM   #26
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I have a friend who graduated from MIT with a math degree. He owns lots of high end rental properties. He also invests daily trading gold, and various stocks.
I would hope you are his executive electrician!
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you need to visit your local electrical engineering school .
See if electric motors ,transformers, vfd,and PLC , etc. things like that interest you.

don't bother being a grunt /grind electrician.
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read this forum for a while, and decide if you really want to be an electrician.
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Kid gets a degree in 'Mathematics'.

Kid decides to become an electricians apprentice.

Kid works the apprenticeship and takes the journeymen exam(passes)

Kid works hard and sits for the master electricians exam (passes)

Kid with the degree in 'Mathematics' and Master Electrician License decides to start his own electrical contracting firm----now the degree in 'Mathematics' comes in handy big time because that skill gives him great advantage over other electrical contracting firms, indeed the story will grow from there...
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Kid gets his hands dirty on the way to a well rounded EE , bringing near psychic ability of ground up experience to the profession....~CS~
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Its about what you want to do, if you want to work in a office most likely in a cubicle go for it or if you want to work as electrician working with your head and hands is your choice. Personal experience I had GPA of 3.5 taking honor classes my last 2 years in high school at the same time going to vocational school. I tried college for one semester and I didn't enjoyed it, now I'm a master electrician with a good wage doing what I love to do. To me money is not everything is just a tool.
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I have a four year from UCF in psychology. I have never regretted my decision. Besides, it comes in handy very often......
You talk to your customer about their problems.
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You talk to your customer about their problems.
I can pick an alcoholic out of any crowd. I can tell you within five minutes of talking to someone what the state of their marriage is. People have weaknesses. I've never been told no when asking for a raise....
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I can pick an alcoholic out of any crowd. I can tell you within five minutes of talking to someone what the state of their marriage is. People have weaknesses. I've never been told no when asking for a raise....
You good...
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I can pick an alcoholic out of any crowd. I can tell you within five minutes of talking to someone what the state of their marriage is. People have weaknesses. I've never been told no when asking for a raise....
Funny. I've never had to ask for a raise.
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