I guess this has been debated before, but I feel my situation is little more unique. Mid career professional doing analog ic design (PhD + 3 yoe, 150k tc, non bay area). However, when I look at long term career options, sometimes I dont feel great. Say, if one slogs out and does really well, you get to a manager/principal level at the max. The Tc is for sure lower than swe. And then, jobs are so much concentrated in particular regions ( bay, Austin). And moving to bay area outside of FAANG is not worth it (i think we can only target 3 in that list). Apart from TC, our career choices are limited to so few companies. Looking long term, do you ppl think making a switch to something more interesting (ai/ml) at this stage( with a PhD in ee) is worth it?
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MBA sounds reasonable option in your case, if you pick a top school like Michigan