I am going to make this as short and simple as possible, as I’m sure there are a number of questions similar to mine. I am looking for honest feedback even if you have to be brutal about it. I may be a millennial but you’re not going to hurt my feelings.
I am in a precarious situation. Like many, I worked hard through areas I did not love to achieve things I never really wanted to. I guess it was more the competition of just achieving. Now I find myself in a career I don’t truly care about.
- Management consultant that specializes in product management. Mainly working software projects.
- have a BS in business and MBA (smaller state schools)
- Can be considered old in school age (30 years old)
- Space (I’m 10 years old at heart)
So here is where I stand, I have a background that more or less does nothing to help me move into a science field. So I’m looking for advice and input. Below are my options as I see it. Can you give me some advice?
- Go back to school and get an engineering degree. Right now I am thinking ASU. However, will employers take me serious with a masters degree in an engineering field without the BS?
- If I get a masters degree in engineering, what field should I choose? Since I love space, natural tendency is to go aerospace engineering. However, with my background it seems industrial and software engineering are more natural fit. Which field would you recommend?
- Go back and get a PhD in business and try to enter the business through that route. Maybe in a researchers role? The drawback is the 4-5 years to get a PhD and giving up my job now that allows me to take care of my family. My wife is a stay at home mom too. This seems least likely.
- Go back and get an MBA from a top notch school and take a route similar to the PhD one described above
- Go back and get a science degree (BS or Masters). Not sure about this path as I have not researched it as much as the engineering one. I realize this is was a long babble but any input is greatly appreciated.