Hello! This is the first time I've posted here, so I'll try to keep this brief and to the point. Also, Sorry if posts like this aren't meant for this forum, I just figured I'd get best advice from people who may have been in my situation a few years back....
In September i begin the final year of my "BSc Computer Systems Engineering" degree at Sunderland University, UK. I am looking to enter the industry as a Java developer, which leads me to my first question.
1) As a java developer. would I gain a strong advantage if I stay on for a further year in education to achieve a Masters degree?
After qualifying I hope to move away as soon as possible. It is my life ambition to live and work in New York city, which is why I'm considering staying on for a Masters. I imagine that competition for jobs in such an area will be tough, so with a Masters Degree I will hopefully have a bit of a head start.
Looking at job listings in NY for java devs, it seems like an average wage of about $80k - $100k, but a number of the job listings I looked at only accept Masters degrees, not Bachelors, which leads me to my second question:
2) If i wanted to move from the UK to live and work in the USA, I'm aware that I need some kind of visa or something to that effect. How likely is it that I will find an employer in NY who would also assist in such a move? I've read bits about sponsorships and so on, but am currently clueless!
I'll wrap it up there for now, Any help is hugely appreciated!
Thanks for reading!