Originally Posted by pinklady00
Get a degree in something you can fall back in and use after your LE career is over (if that's what you're pursuing) or as backup in case no LE positions are open.
This is exactly what i was saying to do from the beginning. It's not like i said don't get a degree. I simply said that it is not REQUIRED. I'm sure there are some departments that are, but in the whole states of IL, IN and IA i've never heard of one that won't let you test without a degree.
Again, i'd suggest a more broad degree like business, general engineering or psych that applies to many jobs. If you get a more technical degree (cj, drafting, etc) there's only a limited number of applications.
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