They seem to be both at least trivially the same, both being career advice / what to study, type of questions.
From the comments it seems we don't have a specific site policy on " career advice / what to study type of questions", so mods and other users alike can only use their personal judgement when voting and close voting. The upside of that is that questions can be dealt with on their own merits. The downside is that it can make things look a little inconsistent.
It currently looks to me like both questions were well-received (currently +4/0 and +7/0 votes respectively) so if anyone wanted to promote the issue and see if a decision could be made on these type of issues (where not primarily opinion based/subjective/too broad/racist/etc...), it might be worth a separate general meta question.