MS vs PhD

Should you have stopped at your Master’s degree? Derek Lowe on his blog discusses whether it's worth getting a PhD.

As he sums it up, it's easier to get hired as a non-PhD, but more difficult to advance very far. While PhDs can advance, they have a tougher time landing that hard-to-come-by job.

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