MS a necessity in today's workplace?

<p>Many engineering companies prefer MS candidates even for entry-level positions...Has a MS replaced the BS, is it a necessary qualification to have in today's workplace?</p>

<p>i heard that applies mostly for BMEs.</p>

<p>Not necessary for an entry-level position. However, an advanced degree could greatly aid career advancement in some cases. The route I recommend is pursuing it (part time) during the first few years out of college.</p>

<p>What field are you talking about?</p>

<p>For structural engineering, you can get a solid job with just a BS, but if you want a really cool job with lots of possibilities, you've really gotta get the MS. There are lots of really cool firms I know of that won't even return your call if you don't have a masters degree. It's only two years, tops, and it's typically free... the benefits far outweigh the costs, if you're looking to have a ton of options once you graduate.</p>

<p>Some employers will fund you to get your master's in business or engineering, which is another thing to keep in mind. Our mechanic's daughter-in-law is having all her master's in business expenses paid by her employer, which is one of the reasons she chose that employer when she graduated with her bachelor's degree.</p>