A PhD in engineering: Overkill?
Looking at job postings on Monster, especially the ones with a salary range
I still love my research but the money I'm losing by staying in school is mind-blowing. I could buy a house (yes, even a tiny one here in CA) with the loss by the end of the sixth year. I'm also hitting that age where all my friends have started buying homes, having kids and all that adult thing. But I am enrolled in a top-3 program and I'm afraid that I would regret quitting from such a rare opportunity over wanting more money.
Before going back to grad school, I already passed the EIT and clocked in enough work experience to do the PE. That'd been so much easier and cheaper on me.
Anybody care to discuss the advantage of a PhD in engineering outside of academia? (Yourself? A Colleague? A supervisor?]I pretty much know I don't want to be a professor. All the mid-level jobs I've seen require just an MS and so-&-so many years of experience. I especially would love to compare the "PhD"; "PhD, PE" and "PE" experiences. For engineers with BS and MS, do you even want to ever go back to school for a PhD?