Currently in a pivotal career choice... I have two offers. Civil Eng and ML Eng ... I did my MSc in both. I keep hearing of crazy six figure tech jobs but I am not seeing anyone I know in tech making it. Are people just talking BS? is it worth to go to tech and make 300k in a year or two? that sounds way too far fetched

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I'd suggest doing the tech route. Even if the salaries are not making sense now and are competitive, give it a few years. Also, possibly more opportunities to move around

Tech! If you are any good you’ll easily 200k in a couple of years on TC.. if you happen to join a fast growth preIPO company you’d hit 300k .

I know multiple people in Canada who make 300k+ in tech after a few years. Not the norm like in Silicon Valley, but there are definitely some opportunities down the road.

Why are you framing this decision this way? I'm betting civ eng pays less right now with practically zero shot at 300k.

Even if tech doesn't pay as much as you dreamed, it's the better option of the choices you have if you're looking at comp...

Don’t go civil if you want to make money. There also aren’t that many jobs. More opportunity and comp in tech-related fields by a long shot. Source: ex civil eng.

I appreciate your advice!

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