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How Many Expats Have a Masters Degree and/or PhD (they are not using)

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Masters in special education, 105 credit hours beyond that, decades of experience. Retired.

I'd be willing to be a consultant on best practices and so on. Would not particularly like to be just another teacher (nothing wrong with that, but wouldn't be best use of my skills etc)

Would be happy with transportation and accommodation expenses while on the road.

Oh, and probably some pay to cover expense of "calmatives" so my head or heart doesn't explode when dealing with petty administrators

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PhD in molecular genetics and did research in that field for 30 years. Now retired and the degree is no use at all - and would be of no use to anyone else because in the more than 20 years since I retired the field has moved on.

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I have a PhD from Australia, which provided access to a tenured academic position in Australia.

 

I would have liked to have taught again in Thailand, and indeed I was approached by staff at several universities in Thailand and asked if I would like to teach again here ("I would consider it" was my general reply).  But, once all the paperwork required from Immigration became clear to the people making the verbal offers, no formal offer was made.

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I have a PhD in Bull<deleted>ting from Newcastle  University of life,

comes in handy sometimes,

No really,I was not so good in the education field,but still did

very well,retired at 42,have had a good life,and still happy.

regards worgeordie

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The point of a higher level degree (masters or better) is not that you "use" it but that the training and skills acquired will help you no matter what employment or business you engage in. I know a PhD who got her job because the employer knew the work and "stick to it" character required to complete that advanced degree.

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Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from USA university.  I am still contributing to my field on a limited basis.  I would like to help the Thai people if I knew how and was allowed to.

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25 minutes ago, alien365 said:

I didn't think master's degrees were that common. The ones who continued to study after my degree course told us they did so because they weren't ready for a proper job and enjoyed student life. I finished my degree and couldn't wait to get a job and earn my own money.

i was told that a first degree teaches the basics of a speciality; a Masters Degree teaches you to master and use the specially and a Doctorate qualifies  you to teach the speciality. You stop at the point that matches your particular career needs and ambition. 

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I hold a Master's degree in computer science that I've never used in the sense that I've never been employed in that profession since graduating, neither in Thailand nor elsewhere.

 

Personally, I don't see this as a waste. I loved studying, both the challenges thrown at us and campus life, and I'm still very much interested in my subject of choice, it just so happened - due to personal circumstances unrelated to my studies - that I didn't need to seek employment after graduating.

 

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Mine is in health but I'm told I am too old to even teach English to Thais! (I'm 62) I have a few years teaching health subjects & others to adults both in university & through large NGO's

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Just now, EvetsKram said:

Mine is in health but I'm told I am too old to even teach English to Thais! (I'm 62) I have a few years teaching health subjects & others to adults both in university & through large NGO's

and the is the close minded stupidity that is so annoying. 

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32 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

i was told that a first degree teaches the basics of a speciality; a Masters Degree teaches you to master and use the specially and a Doctorate qualifies  you to teach the speciality. You stop at the point that matches your particular career needs and ambition. 

I wish I had been taught the same way. Moving internationally, away from my small town environment in the UK has highlighted how useful a master's would be and how many people have them. I am considering doing one now. One that I could use; hence, my potentially off topic response to this thread.

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