General Tso wrote:Aqualibrium wrote: General Tso said that 45-50k was good money...I won't argue with that generally speaking, but after 7 years and nearly 200k in loans spent on education alone, is 45-50k good money? Doesn't seem like a very good return on investment to me.
It isn't a very good return on investment. That's why many people in this thread are advocating a TTT w/ full scholarship. If I had it to do over, that's probably what I'd do too.
There are other benefits to desk jobs besides the $$. Health, intellectually stimulating work, less physically demanding, etc. Sure you can make $50 as a truck driver or maybe as a construction worker (in the past at least), but in the long run you'd probably be happier and healthier doing some kind of professional work.
You'd also have a much higher life long income potential which is a factor that is often overlooked on TLS. I guess since most posters are so young, they tend to focus on starting salaries with total disregard of likely salary at age 40, 50, etc...