Do you think that it would be more beneficial to aim towards going to grad school or going into the work force after getting a bachelor’s degree? And for those of you who did obtain an advanced degree, what did you do, and what did you think of the experience?
I have heard anecdotes about a bachelor’s degree being worth less than before nowadays, and I know of an engineer who obtained a bachelor’s from UC Berkeley who only got a job as tech support. That obviously weighs in favor of getting an advanced degree.
However, I wonder if I might learn more from simply being in the field. I, for one, enjoy getting my hands dirty and actually making things. From what I’ve gathered, it sounds as if graduate level engineers mostly do research and can be hired on as (expensive) consultants.
On the one hand, I truly do enjoy learning the concepts, but on the other, I’m not sure if I’d enjoy research and staying in academia.
I’m really just thinking out aloud here… I don’t think I have enough experiences to know make a decent decision, and I’m hoping those with more can give some good insights.