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Opportunities with MS

By divyaman007 ·
Hey everyone
i have got certain questions and confusions regarding MS in computer
what are the job opportunities after MS in comp sci from some good US
university and are they superior to those of bachelors of engineering?
can it assure you of a hefty income job?
Is it extremely hard to complete?
to sum it all, is it worth to invest a huge fortune in it?
im currently pursuing Engineering in Computer Science in India.
Please discuss.

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The measure of the worth of a degree

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Opportunities with MS

Is two-fold:

First, and most importantly, did it aid you in securing a position that you wanted?

Second, and not very important to the question you asked (or really, to the real world at all asides from personal satisfaction), do you feel you learned enough to justify having gone through the program (nothing worse than forking over $20K+ in order to learn that 2 + 2 is always 4)?

Looking at the first question, my suggestion would be to first identify what you want to do. Next, once you have an idea of what you want to do, peruse some job boards, and look up the position type. See what positions are out there, what the salary range is, and what are the requirements for the position.

Once you look through enough postings, you should get a good idea of what it would take to give yourself a realistic chance at the types of position you want.

Another suggestion would be to take your undergrad degree, and begin working at the lower rungs in the general field of your interest for a company that offers tuition reimbursement. Use that tuition reimbursement to help defray the graduate school costs. That way, when you've completed the graduate program, you'll have a more attractive combination of experience and formal education.

That probably wasn't the concrete response you had wanted. Hopefully, it is of some use, regardless.

Best of luck!

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One of your questions is unimportant.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Opportunities with MS

"can it assure you of a hefty income job?"

If you aren't happy doing the work, the income is unimportant. If you make a ton of money doing something you can't stand, you'll only spend the extra income on ulcer treatmentc and weekly sessions with a psychiatrist.

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I have two coins. Their total value is $0.30.

by $$$$$$$$$$ In reply to One of your questions is ...

One of them is not a nickel.

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And the other one

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I have two coins. Their ...

is not a quarter.

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by $$$$$$$$$$ In reply to And the other one

That ruins the joke and requires knowledge of exact current exchange rates.

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Re: One of your questions is unimportant.

by HimDownStairs In reply to One of your questions is ...

Damn you hit the nail on the head with that one.

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100% Agree

by Forum Surfer In reply to One of your questions is ...

I had a job higher up the management food chain previously. I was miserable and working 60-80 hours per week, not counting time spent at home on conference calls and handling disasters. The disasters were usually created by people...account team screw ups, techs/sys admins that were rude to customers and other people problems. On the upside my pay was great! I was creeping close to six figures.

But I was miserable so I quit. Now I'm back on the IT side with nowhere near the amount of people issues to deal with. I work 40 hours a week, mon-fri 8-5. I love my job, my personal life suddenly got alot better and I am an all around happy guy. The downside would be the 20K paycut. But I can't express in words how much more emotionally, and even physicaly healthy I am. It all has to do with that extra $$$ I was making for dealing with all that bullcrap. What good is that extra money if you're not happy? Exactly how much $$ do you need to make working overtime in order to justify not spending time with your kids or doing the deed with the woman in your life? Even if you work 40 hours and simply have a high stress it worth it when you sacrifice your mental and eventually your physical well being?

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It is very stable

by $$$$$$$$$$ In reply to Opportunities with MS

Also, having a particular degree is a guarantee of the median income ranges reported in surveys. Yes, invest a huge fortune in it.

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