I am currently having to make choices on a graduate program, and I am having a tough time deciding between chemical and material engineering. Both seem to offer highly competitive salaries and employment opportunities, but it seems to me that working as a chemical engineer would mainly be a job that keeps things under control. Design processes, manage heat transfer, etc. whereas a material engineer seems more of one to be heavy in R&D and the person who constantly is working on the cutting edge of new technologies that may have world changing potential. If I could ask,would some of you working in either field give a little feedback to my concerns as well as some things that you thought your job would offer but didn't. Thanks guys/gals.