Should I get a masters degree to become a software engineer?
Im a freshman now majoring in computer science and I want to to be a software engineer, do you think I could get a well paying job as a SE with just a Bachelor's Degree? My goal is to graduate and begin working full time and maybeee later down the road begin taking classes for my masters but if it's not possible ill continue upon graduating to get my masters right away. Also does it matter if my major is computer science and not SE?
Asked By: toflyboy04 - 2/10/2009
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A Bachelor's is enough. You want to get into the workforce after your Bachelor's, and enter a Master's program (in the evenings preferably) after a year of experience. This way you'll know whether you want to do an MS in Computers or an MBA in Management. (and become the manager, which often has higher earning... More
Answered By: Tahuti Reincarnate - 2/13/2009
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to be a s/w engg only bachelors degree is enough. but u have to take some special training on java or .net or oracle etc. if u got a job from u r college campusing then it is better 4 u. best of luck
Answered By: Neal G - 2/10/2009
Where I work (major bank), someone with a CIS degree can get a 80k job starting, and with any certifications that jumps up to 100k starting salary. Anyway, if you're concerned with money, and not doing this because it's a passion -- say you like the prospect of designing a new compiler, or working with kernel drivers... More
Answered By: Avantgarden - 2/10/2009
Maybe. The problem is that all the journeyman level SE jobs have moved elsewhere, like to India, China, or Russia, where the labor is a lot cheaper. To get an interesting, well-paying job here you need to offer a higher level of skills. So I'd recommend getting the MS... More
Answered By: OR1234 - 2/10/2009
Yes. For being a software engineer, you just need to have a bachelors degree in computer science. But for moving further in your life, just a bachelors degree will not be enough. You will have to pursue further degree which is Masters in computer science to progress... More
Answered By: Aron J - 2/10/2009
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