Hello, my name is Raul, I'm from Caracas, Venezuela, I came across the website searching for vocational descriptions of what makes an engineer because for the past two months I have been going through a major career crisis. I'll try to be as short as possible. I am a 22 year old lawyer (graduated November 2010) feeling the desire to go back to school, specifically into Mechanical or Electrical engineering. When I chose law as a career I was only 16 and incredibly immature, I didn't do too good in mat or physics but it was mostly because my total lack of interest in school. After getting into law school I adapted fairly well, I graduated with above average grades with no effort and now, even though I have a decent somewhat well paying job (which I hate) as a lawyer and have almost completed the first semester of my labour law specialization, I feel like a I need to switch careers before it's too late. This epiphany comes from boredom, disappointment over how corrupt the legal field is, and mostly total lack of challenge. I will try to switch jobs asp but in general I feel law has no true challenges for me. In order to prepare for this challenge I have to pick up my high school learnings of math and physics for an admissions exam due for March 2012, if I get in I would start school September 2012 and graduate in 2017 at 28 years of age (here engineering is a Licenciatura program so it's 5 years of schooling). I would have to stop working as a lawyer for 5 years because engineering is a very demanding full-time program (and this time I wanna devote myself to school), so I would be broke and living form my parents and whatever savings I can amass till September 2012. What is your take on such a drastic change?; will graduating at 28 hurt my employment possibilities?; is it true that EE is so much more difficult than ME? and finally, in order to be ready for an admissions exam in March-May 2012, does starting August-September of the present year allow me to catch on the high school knowledge I need to get in? I anxiously await your replies.