Hello, this is my first post there though I have been on this site before to look for answers to questions. I am a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineer, graduated in 2013 and live in London. I currently work for a engineering consultancy working on telecoms systems work (adding/upgrading CCTV, speaker systems, data networks, etc). I considered doing an MSc in Physics but I'm not sure of how much that would benefit me or would be unbeneficial. I thought about doing it because it has modules I am interested in and I would want to go down the nanotechnology route. If anyone can tell me more about what I can do with it, it would be helpful. If you want to read below, I've written about my current situation: I don't think I can be here much longer as I have considered other careers to move on to. I tried applying to a masters in Wireless and Optical transmission (didn't get in), applied to other jobs. I successfully got into one interview but coinsidently it was on the same day as an (expensive) external training day. I did want to go into research work but I've been put off since I've been told it won't let me earn the amount of money I will need when one day I have a family to support. I'm not fond of working in an office and sitting down all day (which is what I am currently doing). I keep getting told I can "move up" from my current role. But move to up what? Be a manager? I really don't want to do that. A couple of things that do interest me are: teaching. I like to teach but I'm not sure if I want to take the teacher training route just yet. I also am interesting in writing articles about research(science journalism I guess). I read the E&T magazine and would like to write about some of the things I read about. Talk to people, find out what's new, what's being invented, that sort of thing. But I believe you need a masters for that kind of role. I'm really just trying to figure out what I want to really do. If anyone can tell me anything helpful, I would be very grateful!