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Hi, I'm an enginnering graduate majoring in electronics and have 5 years of experience in hard disk industry. Recently just got my Master Degree in Material Science (research on polymer batteries) Should I aim for material science related job or should I back to engineering job?
 

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Hi, I'm an enginnering graduate majoring in electronics and have 5 years of experience in hard disk industry. Recently just got my Master Degree in Material Science (research on polymer batteries) Should I aim for material science related job or should I back to engineering job?
I'd say you've more chance in engineering. It is also on the Long Term Skill Shortage List.
I'd guess Material Science jobs are few and far between as irs fairly specialised so youd be reducing your chances of work and in my experience of the research or scientific world you have to have a PhD / Doctorate to allow you to rise above the status of a technician. An Irish mate here living in Wellington is a scientist and he's struggled here so is now 1 year into his 3 year doctorate studying bees and wasps and associated diseases. He says it's the only way to earn a decent salary in that industry. Funnily enough he's full time Wellington Uni and works part time but now earns more than he did as a technician in his previous job as he's being paid to do the PhD although that said when you combine the hours he puts in at Uni and the hours he puts in at work it's lucky he manages to get up of a morning.
 

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Hi Escapedtonz,

Glad to meet you here. In that case, it seem like I am not able to use my master degree for my job application unless I continue on my PHD or education line like your Irish mate there. May I know where are you based currently? What is job in NZ?
 

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Hi Escapedtonz,

Glad to meet you here. In that case, it seem like I am not able to use my master degree for my job application unless I continue on my PHD or education line like your Irish mate there. May I know where are you based currently? What is job in NZ?
Live in Tauranga. Work in Hamilton.
I'm an electrical engineer and specialize in the management of the National Grid of New Zealand ensuring I dispatch enough MW's of energy to meet the ever changing demand to ensure the frequency is maintained within limits, ensure we have sufficient reserves to cover the highest risk plant and ensure the reactive component of the system is maintained to manage grid voltages within limits and prevent cascade failure plus heaps more ;)
 
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