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This is a discussion on ISTPs and College within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; What are your opinions on the cost/benefit of universities, as opposed to a technical college, skilled trade, or doing just ...

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    ISTPs and College

    What are your opinions on the cost/benefit of universities, as opposed to a technical college, skilled trade, or doing just about anything else.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    My dad's a university prof so I'm naturally biased towards going to university. The way I see it, learning a skilled trade helps you if you're looking into going into a specific area but only if you're interested in going into the specific trade. University doesn't necessarily teach you how to actually do stuff the way you would in a skilled trade but it gives you the general knowledge on how to do a variety of careers in a certain area rather than a specific skill needed for some specialized jobs.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgooglian View Post
    University doesn't necessarily teach you how to actually do stuff the way you would in a skilled trade but it gives you the general knowledge on how to do a variety of careers in a certain area rather than a specific skill needed for some specialized jobs.
    Right, but I'm skeptical that 4 years and large sums of money are really worth a notch on a resume. Besides, most of those careers start and end with paper-pushing desk jockey jobs that I wouldn't apply for anyway. Do you have an idea of what career you'd want?
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Stand Alone View Post
    Right, but I'm skeptical that 4 years and large sums of money are really worth a notch on a resume. Besides, most of those careers start and end with paper-pushing desk jockey jobs that I wouldn't apply for anyway. Do you have an idea of what career you'd want?
    True, it is really expensive and I don't want a desk job either. I'd actually like to own my own recording business. That way I can stand the desk work by going around recording stuff and working with technology.
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    It depends on what you want to do with your life. There is this special on 2020 about college being a rip off. You should watch this video...

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgooglian View Post
    True, it is really expensive and I don't want a desk job either. I'd actually like to own my own recording business. That way I can stand the desk work by going around recording stuff and working with technology.
    That'd be awesome.

    Yeah, that video is pretty much what I've noticed. Skilled tradesman can make quite a lot... Human Development majors, not so much.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Stand Alone View Post
    That'd be awesome.
    I know, I'd get to do something I enjoy and I wouldn't have to work for anyone except for myself.
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    ISFP - The Artists

    College is great for the parties.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    It seems to me that so many people are graduating with Bachelors degrees nowadays that it is like the new high school diploma The competition is so fierce that it is probably worth learning a trade and keeping your options open. It can only help you in the long run.
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    ENTJ - The Executives

    It's all about supply and demand.
    My brother is a ISTP.
    He is getting a environmental occupational health degree.
    Which is in high demand.
    You need to be smart about what you need to be trained in.
    I am biased about 4 year schools because it did work for me.
    But I was smart about it too. I am a RN which is in high demand and I always have a job.
    I do like community colleges because they are a lot more affordable and you have more flexibility to choose what you want to do.
    I recommend four year schools if you know exactly what you want to do and have a plan of action.
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