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Old 20-01-2008, 01:11 PM
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well said. normal engineers career path is limited to principal engineer with the very good ones rising to department managers.
take note most company only got 1 or 2 engineering department managers.

of course if your performance is not that good you might see yourself stuck at senior engineer(approx $5000-$8000 for MNCs)

another way is go to technical consulting field.set up own firm be engineering consultant. This is more for chemical/civil engineering.Such consultants require immense experience = u should be having some white hair already? =)

conclusion being engineers (in MNCs) can provide a reasonable comfortable lifestyle, however do not expect salary of more than $10000/mth.(u want go investment banking.)
if u aim to be ceo then its a different story.

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