I've been pondering over the idea of people wasting both time and money working towards a graduate degree that they don't even end up using. My mom has always given me a hard time because I've been very picky in deciding on a final career path. I spend my first two years of college dabbling in random courses. A little science, a little english, basically a little bit of everything before going into an actual program this year. But I don't want to work towards a diploma I won't have a use for later on in life.
My sister, who is in her final year of law school, told me last week that she has decided she no longer wants to be a lawyer. Instead, she thinks she wants to be a teacher. She is currently in debt because of her student loans, but had a very promising career ahead of her.
You hear of people wasting years in school to find out they've changed their career goals. How many of you have experienced this? Did your schooling help you out later in life? Did you get a degree and then go back to school for something entirely different?