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  •  No, you don't. (5+ / 0-)
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    fhcec, JanL, Lisa, LostBuckeye, kyril

    That's a crazy thing to say. There are lots of people that have only liberal arts degrees and no others working high-paying professional jobs.

    In better times, my undergrads used to get higher-paying jobs than my 30-something tenure-track self, and quickly elevate.

    One of them, who only had writing skills, got an editing job, then was hired on to write at a tech company, and quickly found himself as project manager overseeing software programmers for a customer website. What did he know that they didn't?

    1. How to write
    2. How to research
    3. A sense of aesthetics
    4. How to communicate

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 04:03:52 PM PDT

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