Dear Kind and Knowledgeable Contributors, I am a graduate student in my first year debating between completing the rest of my PhD. program in Chemical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. My university allows me to switch into either field. I believe I am equally capable in either field, and would derive just as much excitement from them, so I am debating solely about the logistics between the two careers. For example, which field has the strongest future, which one has more compensation per amount of work put in, which field allows you to climb higher in your career, which one's easier going/funner workplace =], and which career is more relatively stable (even though ChemE. is declining a little). Any advice, comments, personal accounts, or rantings are welcomed. Gratefully, Eng-Tip User.