I recently graduated with my BS in physics and was accepted in into a Masters of Electrical Engineering program. Given my initial background, I was curious as to what are the benefits of having a PE in EE as opposed to not having one. I know most engineering societies at university obviously praise having one, but I get the impression that this is over-hyped. I tried doing research on this and Im still confused. It seems that PE only matters depending on specific Industry and employer, as some engineers claim that they have worked 20 years + not having one. If anyone has more experience with the consequences of having a PE, please respond. If I see worthy advantages of having a PE for myself, then I will possibly go back to school for the BS after working for awhile. And btw, I want to work with Electronic Materials and Processing or possibly Semiconductors.