Question from Karthik about Job opportunities in India after MS from USA and 4 Years of Work Experience in USA.
I am Karthik form Chennai, India with 3 Years of work experience in IT. I wish to pursue my MS in CS from US in Fall 2013.
I wish to know the job prospects in India after 3-4 years of work experience in US after i finish my MS. I do want to earn and lot but after 3-4 years i am planning to return to India. Please comment.
I’m trying to find a post was written by Ashish ( Read this) – 10 Good Reasons Why I Choose to Study in Australia
He gave an example of someone who came back from the USA with work experience and Masters to become their manager.
Your education in the USA will help you become a better prepared to face the challenge in life. You have skills to deal with problems will be better. You will have more maturity. Your communications skills will be far superior – New Grads from India Lack These 5 Must Have Skills
In addition to that, you will have much better technical knowledge. Salary wise, I have seen mixed results. I think it all comes down to your negotiating skills.
Jobs in India after MS in USA
I knew a friend who went back to India after making $60,000 per year (about 35 lakhs) and started with 13 Lakhs per year in India. You shouldn’t be comparing apples to apples.
Compensation will be far less when you compare Salary you are getting in America.
Plus, you need to get used to Indian work culture – long hours and to butter your manager to move up in your career.
Also, I know folks who are getting 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs Indian Rupees after getting Degree from the USA. If you look around R2I forums, you can get a much better idea about the salary package or NRI’s returning to India.
In the end, it comes down to your expectations. If you can’t manage your expectations, then you will be in for trouble.
If this is going to be a move to India without 100% convinced decision, then you are going to have a wavering mind. I have seen few complaint about why they moved back to India after having a good lifestyle here. Also, I have seen people move back to 100% happiness.
There will be a period of adjustment that you have to go through. Reverse Cultural Shock. Until you get used to that, you need to manage your expectations. Let’s see what other folks have to say to this.