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When should I start working on my Master degree and PhD

  1. Jun 7, 2013 #1
    Hello, I am currently doing a coop with a nuclear power company as a mechanical engineer. I was wondering if it is worth it to keep going with my education as far as a masters degree then phd, or will it not make a difference in pay?
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  3. Jun 7, 2013 #2
    get an experience first and then do your Master. (and yes the Master will raise your salary).
    like 5 years of work experience and then go back to school.
    get a PhD if you want to go into the academic field like being a professor but about the paying thing ,a PhD won't make a big difference.
  4. Jun 7, 2013 #3


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    Getting a master's degree can help increase your pay. Getting a PhD may or may not but that is a whole different animal that you should only do if you want a career in research.
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