Is a masters degree in chemical engineering worth it?

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I have just finished the final year of my chemeng undergrad. To be honest, I don't enjoy uni and I don't enjoy the grind. I would much rather start working now. I am still young though and my parents are adamant I get a masters.

From looking online, it seems like a masters is not worth it unless you want to get a PhD also (which I don't). But, this is being said by Americans.

So I want to ask, is a masters degree in chemeng worth it? I have the option of doing Advanced chemical engineering, which is just a continuation of broad chemeng, or I can specialise in something like energy or pharmaceutical engineering. Is it better to specialise or not?

Any help is appreciated.
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I have just finished the final year of my chemeng undergrad. To be honest, I don't enjoy uni and I don't enjoy the grind. I would much rather start working now. I am still young though and my parents are adamant I get a masters.

From looking online, it seems like a masters is not worth it unless you want to get a PhD also (which I don't). But, this is being said by Americans.

So I want to ask, is a masters degree in chemeng worth it? I have the option of doing Advanced chemical engineering, which is just a continuation of broad chemeng, or I can specialise in something like energy or pharmaceutical engineering. Is it better to specialise or not?

Any help is appreciated.
Is this BEng or MEng you've finished?
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Is this BEng or MEng you've finished?
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BEng.
Having a master's degree can help on the jobs market, as some companies - more so the larger or more competitive ones - prefer or only recruit applicants with masters level degrees. That's not to say you can't get a job with a BEng though.

Doing a more specialist masters may or may not make much difference. It's hard to say. Don you have much work experience?
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