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Old 11-05-2016, 02:52 PM
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Hi, I am currently working as a Insurance Agent and drawing a salary of about $60k annually. It was my first job out of Uni. Been giving my future some thought and was wondering if I should change a job and dive back into engineering again. I hold a 2nd upper in engineering.

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Hi, I am currently working as a Insurance Agent and drawing a salary of about $60k annually. It was my first job out of Uni. Been giving my future some thought and was wondering if I should change a job and dive back into engineering again. I hold a 2nd upper in engineering.

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What engineering is your degree? How long have you been working as agent?

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Hi, I am currently working as a Insurance Agent and drawing a salary of about $60k annually. It was my first job out of Uni. Been giving my future some thought and was wondering if I should change a job and dive back into engineering again. I hold a 2nd upper in engineering.

Any advice?
Depends... how many years since you grad? Since you work in engineering I would think that you have to start with an entry level job that will probably not get you $60k pa.

Then again, CS is going to have to make the job market for engineers benchmark to them again so you could try CS.



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Similar situation as you a few years back. Lured by the potential earning but not making as much as fast as expected and beyond my character to keep acting more successful than I really was in front of friends and family.

Left and went back engineering, fortunately without pay cut, doing something I prefer and most importantly no emotional burden Since you are already asking this question, it is more of a matter of when and what...

Actually 60k is quite decent, how many years since grad?
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I grad 2 years ago. Started my career end 2014. Last year was my first full year so the first year salary ($24k) helped quite abit. I am majoring in electronics engineering.

The stress on my job is unreal and there are some major changes in the environment which would make it harder to survive.

The only thing that is stopping me is the fact that CS pay increment is a mere 3-5% per annum from what I heard. Anyone can verify this fact?
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I grad 2 years ago. Started my career end 2014. Last year was my first full year so the first year salary ($24k) helped quite abit. I am majoring in electronics engineering.

The stress on my job is unreal and there are some major changes in the environment which would make it harder to survive.

The only thing that is stopping me is the fact that CS pay increment is a mere 3-5% per annum from what I heard. Anyone can verify this fact?
Yes the increment is quite little if u compare to insurance agent. But the stability is there in cs. U will suffer paycut if u join cs
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dunno where you hear that from.
its 6-8% for my case.
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I grad 2 years ago. Started my career end 2014. Last year was my first full year so the first year salary ($24k) helped quite abit. I am majoring in electronics engineering.

The stress on my job is unreal and there are some major changes in the environment which would make it harder to survive.

The only thing that is stopping me is the fact that CS pay increment is a mere 3-5% per annum from what I heard. Anyone can verify this fact?
CS pay increment is quite good. Most average performers start off 10-12% for the first few years then slow down and stabilize at 6-8% all the way till retirement. Promotions add another 15-20% on top.
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