Same here with 27 years of experience in the industry and a BS I was asked several time why you did not get a Master or a PhD.
I have fought for years to value the knowledge on site versus the knowledge from the school, not because it is better but because it is the one needed to perform on site.
Several of my co-worker have Phd, Masters etc... they are really helpful for the troubleshooting when the technology is current with their diploma time as they know all details about it but when the is a new issue most of the time 8/10 fail on discovering the cause as they refuse to consider something else than what they learn exists.It is an excellent mixed that a company should do by hiring from all levels and not only high diploma's as their competence are different and compelmentary.


Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:23:52 -0600> From: david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: midrange-jobs@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [MIDRANGE-JOBS] Degrees (was: Fond du lac Wisconsin opportunity)> > *** Please pay close attention when replying to a message on this list!> *** If you want the reply to go to the list, use REPLY-TO-ALL> *** Recruiters may advertise only permanent employment positions in this list.> > > Mike wrote:> > Heck, I only have a two-year A.A.S. degree. After 7 years of RPG programming> > experience, does a B.S. really mean any more than the other definition of it> > at this point in my career?> > I too have an AAS degree ... and have often considered going back to> school and getting a BS ... but then I think what I would gain from it.> > Considering I've got more than 20 years of experience in the industry,> I've always decided against it ... it's not going to get me more money> or a better job. The only benefit I can see is the knowledge that I can> do it.> > An argument can be made that lack of the BS degree will exclude me from> some jobs ... but, truth be told, I wouldn't want to work for a company> that would exclude someone based on lack of a piece of paper.> > Heck, the most talented people I know in the industry don't have BS degrees.> > Anyways, must my $.02> > david> > -- > System i ... for when you can't afford to be out of business> -- > This is the Midrange Jobs: Postings & Discussion (MIDRANGE-JOBS) mailing list> To post a message email: MIDRANGE-JOBS@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,> visit:> or email: MIDRANGE-JOBS-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Don't forget to check the jobs board at

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