I just want to clear something up here.
Jeffrey G. Sirianni wrote:
> will be pretty old. Why is it that new-graduates from say engineering get
> $30k+ to start and can live comfortably right off the bat. Do they provide
> the type of humanic service that we do? This may sound bitter, but I entered
> this profession to help people, but to receive a fair salary in doing so.
This graduate from engineering (and science--the department was in the process
of switching when I graduated) did not start out making $30k+. Granted, I
didn't start out making $18k, either. My situation is pretty typical of the
grads today. There are a lot of people out there with tons of experience who
are willing to work for almost nothing just so they can feed their families.
And don't think that I am not helping people in my profession. I am working on
products that make Audiologists' and Hearing Aid Dispensers' jobs easier, and
to help these people serve others better.