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Engineering: Is a masters degree basically required these days?

  1. Dec 10, 2007 #1
    Can you get into a decent position with only a 4-year degree?
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  3. Dec 10, 2007 #2


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    The majority of working engineers do not have masters' degrees. You may not get your "dream job" with only a BS, but you should have no problem finding employment, at least in most geographic areas. After a few years of experience, it's almost a moot point.

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  4. Dec 10, 2007 #3
    My sister got a BS in Industrial Engineerings and ended up going into law. My dad worked as an Electrical Engineer for many years with a BS. Then later his company paid for a MBA. I'd say it's atleast a fantastic stepping stone into many areas.
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