[D] Deep Reinforcement Learning (research) engineer as MSc?
I am from Germany and I looked for jobs both here in Germany and USA for Deep Reinforcement Learning positions. Every single position I’ve found required a Ph.D. I understand why, the field is new and mostly academic / research work. Still I wonder if anyone has any information about getting a job maybe not as a researcher scientist (where Ph.D. would be required) but maybe as a research engineer when having a M.Sc degree? As a research engineer you implement papers to solve current problems. The question is, is there any hope for the field of Deep Reinforcement Learning currently? I know for “classic” Deep Learning (supervised etc) such positions exist, but I am very interested in deep RL.
I am nearning the end of my M.Sc. in robotics with the master thesis being on Deep Learning. I am teaching myself deep RL on my free time and would like to pursue a career in that field. I find RL and agents interacting with the environment fascinating.
Would like to hear your opinion.