I'm hoping some of you have some good advice for me here. I’m currently working on year 4 of 5 towards a degree in nuclear engineering, and I am starting to think about grad school, GREs, etc. Do you feel that grad school would provide me with a good return on investment? Before any of you say it, Ill acknowledge that you should always do what you love, not just for money and all that. I totally agree. With my undergrad, that is exactly what I am doing, I really love nuclear engineering and it is an exciting topic. With respect to grad school though, I’m considering it completely from a return on investment angle. My grades are good enough to go just about wherever I want, and I know I can do it. On the other hand, I’ll be 32 when I finish undergrad and I’m and sick of always being broke living on financial aid - I'm ready to go to work and make some money. Considering that, do you feel that I would be better off financially to spend another 2 years in school earning a MS in N.E. (probably mostly paid for), or would it be more advantageous to go right into the workforce, gain experience, climb the corporate ladder, etc? The future is not set in stone, but I envision myself working as an engineer for several years and then transitioning into management.