I'm 24 and will soon be completing school with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. I have a lot of offers coming in and chose one that has a $69k salary. I have still been considering the possibility of changing my career path to software development and could complete some courses with Stanford’s Engineering Everywhere program.
I have really been having fun doing it and never really had the same kind of excitement when I was trying to self-study for mechanical engineering. I feel like SE is a good thing for me to go after for a career. However, I would still like to see if I could get some answers to a few questions. Since I have the Bachelor’s in ME, would it be better to return to school to get an appropriate degree to be a software engineer? If I were to go back to school, should I try for a Bachelor’s or Master’s? As far as school is concerned, would it be more beneficial to get a degree in software engineering or computer science?