careerFilter: ... Another fallen engineer! How do I begin to choose a new career / field completely different from what I do now?
April 9, 2012 11:44 AM Subscribe
How do I begin to choose a new career / field completely different from what I do now?
I'd like to do is go back to university and get a masters in a new field. I've thought of several options (i.e. materials engineer, public policy, law) but I don't know how to choose and by looking around the internet they all seem like they could be interesting but how do i know i'd like it for the next 30yrs?? On top of spending at least 2yrs of my life back in school studying, I don't want to end up hating it like my current career.
posted by pytar gucchy to Work & Money (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated as an electrical engineer about 7yrs ago and cannot imagine doing the same thing for another 30yrs (btw, I'm canadian and 30yrs old so i'd assume i'd be in the workforce for a while yet).
I know a lot of people go do an MBA but to me it seems very saturated and costly >$100k and i'm not 100% sure i'm into it.
I know similar questions has been asked a few times here at metafilter but in my searching the askers seem to know what to go into next and simply ask if they should or not.
I've seen a career counsellor but he wasn't super helpful and just gave me some ideas and told me to leverage my undergrad degree since I spent 4yr getting it.
Please wise and might mefites, anyone has any advice for some a hopfully soon to be former-engineer?