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In the computer sciences career, is it advisable to get the master's degree or is it preferable to just get the Basehor degree?

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Considering the monetary and time investment required to obtain the master's degree with the job opportunities it represents.

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Trajon’s Answer

It honestly depends on what you want to do. Some fields like AI and machine learning have an expectation of pursuing a higher degree of education before you land a job within that specific niche, but that doesn't mean its a requirement, as I have people within my own social circle that specialized in machine learning and ended up being able to work within this field at Apple.

I personally think you should actively seek employment as soon as possible over trying to go for higher education unless its your passion. The debt accumulated from getting a higher degree in my opinion is not worth it in my opinion, as you can earn a significantly high salary alone by just completing your bachelors in this field and moving upwards. If you can, work through internships that earn you college credits and preferably will pay you to learn so that you can earn money while working to obtain real skills that you can use to be able to get yourself a job. From my experience getting the first job in this field is very difficult, so you want to prepare for that journey as much as you can.
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Janet’s Answer

Graduates with a BS in Computer Science are in high demand and command a high salary. Make sure to pursue internships in college. I would advise anyone in Computer Science to wait on Masters degree and start working right away for three reasons. One, your company may pay for graduate credits, which you can pursue part time. Two, with a few years of experience, you may find you wish to specialize in a particular area of Computer Science you had not considered or even an MBA. Three, you may find to advance and do interesting work, you don't need a Masters at all!
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Chetan’s Answer

Master's Degree will always be good to have, however, as Janet already mentioned, first its better to work after the Bachelor's Degree.
This will help you to determine your interests and will help you in deciding next plan of action.

Also some companies might allow you to pursue Masters (after working with them for few years), while working.
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Patrick’s Answer

If you are attracted to AI and related fields an advanced degree would prove useful. A Bachelor degree would provide a good platform for most CS jobs. Getting experience is key.
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Mia’s Answer

Not necessarily. You can learn and move up the ladder with work experience as well. Do internships, make sure you graduate with a job from college.
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