What is your highest level of education?

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What is your highest level of education?

High school/GED
29
18%
1-3 year diploma, aviation
46
29%
1-3 year diploma, non-aviation
11
7%
4 year bachelor's degree, aviation
7
4%
4 year bachelor's degree, non-aviation
38
24%
Graduate degree (Master's or PhD)
28
18%
 
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What is your highest level of education?

#1 Post by CdnPilotsalary » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:14 am

Curious to see the results, following the debate on post-secondary education in a previous thread that is now locked. Perhaps we can discuss it here. I know we all have strong opinions on this topic, but lets keep it civil.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#2 Post by FICU » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am

Some people spend waaaay too much money to simply fly air machines!
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#3 Post by Black_Tusk » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:22 am

I expected HS/GED to be higher given the quality of posts on this site.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#4 Post by Alcoholism » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 am

Black_Tusk wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:22 am
I expected HS/GED to be higher given the quality of posts on this site.
One would think some one who is "educated" and busted ass for 3 years :roll: would be more inclined to post more intelligently? Guess not.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#5 Post by FICU » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 am

Black_Tusk wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:22 am
I expected HS/GED to be higher given the quality of posts on this site.
Goes to show what tens of thousands of dollars in advanced education gets you. :lol:
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#6 Post by Black_Tusk » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:32 am

Alcoholism wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 am
Black_Tusk wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:22 am
I expected HS/GED to be higher given the quality of posts on this site.
One would think some one who is "educated" and busted ass for 3 years :roll: would be more inclined to post more intelligently? Guess not.
Well I just have a HS diploma so what do I know.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#7 Post by CdnPilotsalary » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am

FICU wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am
Some people spend waaaay too much money to simply fly air machines!
Keep in mind that some people have a degree necessary for a previous career and then moved on to aviation, like me.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#8 Post by Loner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:54 am

CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am
FICU wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am
Some people spend waaaay too much money to simply fly air machines!
Keep in mind that some people have a degree necessary for a previous career and then moved on to aviation, like me.
As Teachers assistant? :lol:
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#9 Post by CdnPilotsalary » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:58 am

Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:54 am
CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am
FICU wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am
Some people spend waaaay too much money to simply fly air machines!
Keep in mind that some people have a degree necessary for a previous career and then moved on to aviation, like me.
As Teachers assistant? :lol:
As software engineer.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#10 Post by Loner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:59 am

CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:58 am
Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:54 am
CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am


Keep in mind that some people have a degree necessary for a previous career and then moved on to aviation, like me.
As Teachers assistant? :lol:
As software engineer.
:prayer:
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#11 Post by CdnPilotsalary » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:00 pm

Surprisingly high number of graduate degrees here, wow.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#12 Post by CdnPilotsalary » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:04 pm

Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:59 am
CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:58 am
Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:54 am


As Teachers assistant? :lol:
As software engineer.
:prayer:
Not sure what you intend by this. It's not like I ever bragged about my boring programming job of 7 years.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#13 Post by C.W.E. » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:13 pm

I could not take part in that survey because I did not go past grade eight.

Even though I have less education than this survey I did manage to get all the licenses and had a very rewarding career both satisfaction and monetary.

Therefore it would appear that your education level has very little to do with becoming a pilot correct?
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#14 Post by Loner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 pm

CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:59 am
CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:58 am


As software engineer.
:prayer:
Not sure what you intend by this. It's not like I ever bragged about my boring programming job of 7 years.
Do you have amnesia? Did you already forget your position in viewtopic.php?f=54&t=122432&start=50#p1028179
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#15 Post by CdnPilotsalary » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:22 pm

Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 pm

Do you have amnesia? Did you already forget your position in viewtopic.php?f=54&t=122432&start=50#p1028179



I dropped out of my PhD in the second year due to personal reasons and got a job in the industry as a programmer. Yep, I’m a big failure. I washed out of academia. Hope that makes you feel like a big strong man.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#16 Post by Loner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 pm

CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:22 pm
Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 pm

Do you have amnesia? Did you already forget your position in viewtopic.php?f=54&t=122432&start=50#p1028179



I dropped out of my PhD in the second year due to personal reasons and got a job in the industry as a programmer. Yep, I’m a big failure. I washed out of academia. Hope that makes you feel like a big strong man.
I feel sorry for you ...
My point had nothing to do with your education level but rather reminding you of your position regarding the need for education in view to be successful in aviation... you knew exactly what I meant.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#17 Post by CpnCrunch » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:53 pm

Alcoholism wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 am
Black_Tusk wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:22 am
I expected HS/GED to be higher given the quality of posts on this site.
One would think some one who is "educated" and busted ass for 3 years :roll: would be more inclined to post more intelligently? Guess not.
Some posts are more intelligent than others.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#18 Post by FICU » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:37 pm

CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am
FICU wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am
Some people spend waaaay too much money to simply fly air machines!
Keep in mind that some people have a degree necessary for a previous career and then moved on to aviation, like me.
Understood... Mine was skibumology.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#19 Post by CdnPilotsalary » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:45 pm

Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 pm
I feel sorry for you ...
My point had nothing to do with your education level but rather reminding you of your position regarding the need for education in view to be successful in aviation... you knew exactly what I meant.
I didn't know what you meant. Don't feel sorry, despite all the bullshit, I'm happy where I am. Life works in funny ways.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#20 Post by SuperchargedRS » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:08 pm

CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am
FICU wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:19 am
Some people spend waaaay too much money to simply fly air machines!
Keep in mind that some people have a degree necessary for a previous career and then moved on to aviation, like me.

Same here, got my associates degree after I left highschool 2 years early, had my degree at 18, if I wouldn't have got my degree I guess on paper I would have been a highschool dropout lol
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#21 Post by Loner » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:29 pm

CdnPilotsalary wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Loner wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 pm
I feel sorry for you ...
My point had nothing to do with your education level but rather reminding you of your position regarding the need for education in view to be successful in aviation... you knew exactly what I meant.
I didn't know what you meant. Don't feel sorry, despite all the bullshit, I'm happy where I am. Life works in funny ways.
I am glad you have a good sense of humour and don’t take any of this personally.
To get in aviation takes lots of passion and sacrifices (IMHO)
Koudos for changing path...
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#22 Post by ant_321 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:09 pm

Only have a high school education and have made it into a 737 and never been asked about my education. My lack of a degree was due to a lack of funds but I'm happy with the way things worked out. Busted my ass at a ma and pa flight school for about 10 months. Working as a commercial pilot at age 18. Broke $100k at 23. Now making double what all my friends who went to university make (not pilots). I know I'll most likely never get a crack at Air Canada but I'm ok with that.
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#23 Post by rookiepilot » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm

In my interactions; I find it amusing -- especially in Canada, far less in the US or overseas -- How much importance -- often its arrogance -- folks put on their degrees. The irony is those same people live in a shit job, while many dropouts like myself have founded companies. (or achieved top levels in aviation).

Don't know about aviation, but a degree is toilet paper in my industry. Other expertise is far more likely to be relevant than a piece of paper taught by some loser who can't make it on the outside --

I teach business stuff occasionally in developing countries, as a volunteer. Not once have I been asked, by them, or the Americans I travel with, about a degree. Only in prissy Canada is it some measure of value.

And look at the successful country we've built out of that attitude, LOL
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#24 Post by SuperchargedRS » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:36 pm

rookiepilot wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm
In my interactions; I find it amusing -- especially in Canada, far less in the US or overseas -- How much importance -- often its arrogance -- folks put on their degrees. The irony is those same people live in a shit job, while many dropouts like myself have founded companies. (or achieved top levels in aviation).

Don't know about aviation, but a degree is toilet paper in my industry. Other expertise is far more likely to be relevant than a piece of paper taught by some loser who can't make it on the outside --
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Re: What is your highest level of education?

#25 Post by C.W.E. » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 pm

Rookiepilot do you have an opinion on why airlines such as Air Canada prefer applicants to have a degree in something?
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