- First, contact the institution that's offering the Master's program and ask them what your job prospects will be like with that degree, and also, what kind of outplacement and/or recruiting opportunities they can help you find as a consequence of studying with them for two or more years. If you don't like their answers, I suggest you skip their program (and to my way of thinking, lack of clear, concrete answers is a decided strike against them).
- Second, look at local employment opportunities in your field, and compare the openings available to those with your current degree and those with a master's degree (as you may pursue one, and hope that earning this credential will improve your prospects). If you can find a friendly or sympathetic technical recruitment specialist, you may be able to learn a lot from such a person.
Once you obtain the answers to these questions you should be able to decide what to do. But without knowing your local conditions and situation intimately, I can't do any more than offer you this sort of general advice, designed to help you make the decision that's best for your interests. Good luck!
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