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Hello, I have completed 2.5 years in IT industry as Software Engineer (worked on site for more than 6 months).

I feel now I should go for education (feel not growing and stagnant). I was always interested in finance and insurance domain (one reason is I heard techo finance guys paid well) but unfortunately till now worked in automation domain.

I have done SCJP, SCWCD and a small finance certification.

Please suggest me how should I go in this direction. Are there good Masters degree programs (techno finance kind of) if yes tell me which and where. I am not thinking in terms of pure MBA want tech + something.

I am already searching such programs in various countries.

Also advice me is it good that after 3.5 yr of experience to take break from industry and go for education (master s), some people tell me it is risk.
 
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Work experience is always very valuable. Work experience can teach you something that academic qualifications can't. With good work experience, you can have an accomplishment section in your resume that can do wonders to your career.

Why not do it part-time over 2-3 years whilst working full time. Also, some companies do pay for these courses. Atleast can support you by flexible hours. I strongly believe that education should go hand in hand with practical experience.


If you are not learning new things, i.e. feeling stagnated, why not ask your employer to put you on a more challenging project?
 
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Thanks arulk.

It is little difficult I believe to study along with job. I will not be able to give required time for studies. Esp. indian IT companies working hours are long. Also very things are uncertain like they may send one abroad for short time etc.

Guys tell me is it worth to go for Masters after 3 year of work experience (3 yr of work expr + 2 yr of Masters) or 5 years of experience is better. Please advice.
 
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