Hi everyone, been lurking on here for some time, these forums are very interesting! Anyways, since I havent been able to dig up this sort of info anywhere else, perhaps some of you may be able to help. Im currently a nuclear engineering student looking to graduate with a BS this coming spring. While I totally agree you must do a job you enjoy, I am also looking for a big salary. I know thats not very PC to say that these days, but whatever, its true. My original plan was to get a masters and go work at a national lab. This last summer, I did an internship at a national lab, and my mentor there told me that I would without a doubt make much more money working for a utility rather than a national lab. Is that true? I would be better off (from a purely financial perspective) to get a BS and work at a power plan than get a MS and work at a lab? As long as Im doing something nuclear related, Im happy. So what type of employment within NE would probably let me live the most financially comfortable lifestyle?