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WarrenWard
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In 1979 I had a crew chief for about 1 year who had a physics degree from MIT. He was a very good surveyor and could tolerate the weather, wear muddy boots and dig holes with the best of them. 

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holy cow
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with obtaining a higher education.  Do what you want to do no matter what that education happened to involve.

About 30 years ago I stopped in at the local livestock feed store/mill one Saturday morning to shoot the breeze with the group I could tell were gathered there for basically the same reason.  A nice collection of old farm trucks and second hand vehicles along the street.  Inside there were four engineering graduates, two teachers with masters degrees, a West Point graduate turned DVM (veterinarian for the acronym challenged readers), a school principal with an Education Specialist degree, one graduate in Agricultural Education (vo-ag teacher) who could make more money as owner/operator of a fleet of semis and one young fellow with a degree in Economics.  Most of those present have been getting together for major holidays since they were kids or since they married into the family.  The DVM now is owner/operator of a business specializing in artificial breeding and cloning of premier livestock for customers across the North American continent.

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