You have a couple of responses so far do I’ll add my two cents worth. My engineering career of 35 years was in the industrial chemical field for a medium and large international companies. I was a manager for the last 20 years. During my managing years, I hired dozens of engineers. What we looked for were bachelor degrees for a couple of reasons. They come to the industry two years earlier and we found that the Masters degree in engineering gave us no real advantages. We looked for successful internships that we found more useful than just about anything. I did hire one PHD who turned out to be an excellent engineer despite his PHD. He made a good case downplaying his PHD and showing his systematic hands-on design process and management. If after a few years of work, you could get a Masters in engineering (Specializing) or in business if you want to advance into upper management. I’m a big supporter of entering the workforce and seeing if you like the work before spending money on the wrong, or too much education. Good luck.
Simon recommends the following next steps:
- Pursue a BS degree
- Pursue internship opportunities