EE student in embedded systems graduating in May 2020. I see everyone in CS makes a lot compared to HW or firmware engineering and it's a bit discouraging to see. Should I stay in uni for another semester to get a CS minor and have time to CTCI and leetcode for an internship/full-time at FANG or get a MS EE and do CS on the side and try to land it big at Nvidia/Intel/FANG eventually? Paying for BS isn't going to be a problem since I have grants but for masters, I believe I will get a scholarship for doing the accelerated program (5 years of school). No name school btw.
Currently have an internship 25/hour and will have an increased salary once I go into masters. Estimated TC of 75k full-time if I get a masters in EE if that means anything.
Learning when working FT is like 10x harder and you’ll get an EE label put on you so switching careers will be harder (and you may not want to).
Doing it now will help you throughout your career even if it takes another year. Or hell, even two.