Hi all, I'm a current full-time employee in a calibration laboratory with a b.s. in applied physics. I see in my current position there is a ceiling for career opportunities and am looking to return to school for my masters. I feel that I would enjoy the clinical side of things, I consider myself to be a people person with an adaptive personality to those I work with. Will a masters in medical physics really expand job opportunities and earning potential, or is it a field where a PhD is now more or less mandatory? I've tried reading past (heated) discussions on whether the field is over/undersaturated, but they are old and I imagine the landscape of the job market is much different than 5-7 years ago. I haven't ruled out pursuing a PhD, but at 33 with family and financial obligations, I stress that I could dedicate the necessary time for my studies without stretching my degree out until I'm 50 (sarcasm, I'd hope). I plan to discuss my options with some of our division heads at my institution but feel some may be biased on the subject. I would welcome any fresh perspectives from recent graduates, those currently in the job market, and anyone in the field who has seen the evolution of physicist positions over the years.