I've been working in the private sector for a while now while taking graduate courses and one thing that has stood out over the past few years is how many people at my company have Master's degrees. I myself have an MBA, and I've often had small talk with hiring managers at this firm that basically say that Master's Degrees are almost expected for the line of work that I'm in (corporate finance/investments).
I can't figure out if this is par for the course these days, or just a peculiarity that has to do more with my chosen field. Have any of you found that this is the case? Have you adjusted your education paths with the expecation that you'll be competing against more people holding Master's degrees for jobs/promotions down the road?