I am currently a semi-professional who works as a technician with an associates degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (it's what my dad told me to do). I have next to no interest in the hands on aspect of the field and have on my own free time studied quantum mechanics and some differential equations and linear algebra, and I have decided that I want to go to school to be a physics professor. I do not want to quit my job, since I need it to pay the bills, but I am unable to find any local college that offers a night program in physics and it is evidently not a popular online degree (as far as I know, Ellis College is the only one that offers some very basic classes in math and physics but no real degree). I've ran out of ideas of how to get the degree without completely altering my current lifestyle. Anyone willing to give out some ideas?