Currently in the middle of an audio engineering program, and I'm a little nervous about my prospects after graduating. In this day and age it's getting incredibly easy for any joe smo off the street to learn audio engineering (albeit without being an expert/professional), and I feel like that's diluting the ability to both find work and make a living from studio work.
I'm trying to see my realistic options
, ideally from people on this forum with experience. My instructors say I can use my degree for audio-post, foley and acoustical engineering, sound design, audio forensics, etc, but so far my own searches have often resulted in positions that require at least a bachelor's in physics, mechanical or electrical engineering.
Do any of you actually make a living outside of the studio? Should I pull out a gigantic loan for an accompanying masters in physics or some shit, or just stay the course? Or, should I beg my parents to move in and be that guy
who mooches off his parents well into his 40s? At the very least, it does seem profitable from a financial perspective