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For those of you who have an engineering tech degree or similar. What is the job market and pay scale like?
I am debating a degree in either electrical or computer engineering.
I have a great job right now good pay and more ot then I want. I would like to get a degree but I really can't afford to go back to an entry level position or pay big bucks for a degree that won't help my career.

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For those of you who have an engineering tech degree or similar. What is the job market and pay scale like?
I am debating a degree in either electrical or computer engineering.
I have a great job right now good pay and more ot then I want. I would like to get a degree but I really can't afford to go back to an entry level position or pay big bucks for a degree that won't help my career.

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There is a difference between an Engineering and a Technology degree.

The Engineering Degree from and accredited school has more math and raw science in the course work, and is more theoretical, than the technology degree. The technology degree has more hands on course work on specific equipment and techniques, experience and lab classes.

Both are salable, but the Engineering degree, particularly if you pass the two eight hour exams and get your PE is highly marketable. The engineering degree and two tests have a combined pass rate of about five percent, (five out of a hundred who start an engineering degree eventually get the license). So, there is a national shortage of licensed engineers. Making the pay quite high.

As an alternative you might look at "process" or "controls" engineering. Birth of them are currently "hot", and will be into the future.
 
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