Mostly, because i haven't finished my degree. But in my field of work (i'm a network administrator, focusing on implementation/deployment of servers/services) a degree won't do much. A certification, such as ITIL (very business focused) LPI-1/2 (Linux Professional, very technical focused) can do a lot more, than any high-level degree, unless you graduate with all the honors on the best school, and even them, a professional with experience and a couple of certifications under their belt can do better at getting a better job than you.
The only places were i've seen degrees as requirements are the big companies like Dell and SAP (both have very big presences here on my town) and i have friends who work for both, they make more money than me, but they work A LOT more than me.. (60hrs/week x 40hrs/week)
My idea is to get a Oracle DBA certification by the end of next year and try to improve from there.
> I recently decided that I didn't like the way my CS degree path is going and
> have now switched to something more towards my current job (information systems
> security). How is you're experience with degrees relating to your job (or lack
> there of)?
> I won't be "using" mine for another 12 years... so to me it seems like my degree
> will be essentially worthless by then. I always heard experience is the more
> useful resume filler.