I've been trying to decide on which side of engineering is for me, electrical or controls. I love the variety that comes with being an electrical engineer, but at the same time my boss wants me to learn not only the electrical side of things, but how to program and troubleshoot plcs as well. Naturally, i'll be practicing on a laptop and not on actual machines, but it got me thinking. Is controls engineering a solid field? I'm in college about to start my second year of electrical engineering, but it's still early enough that I can switch to controls engineering without losing any time. I'm turning 28, so I am not old but I am not young either haha. To be honest I do not know all that much about controls engineering, but I am reading online about it. From what I gather it's difficult, requires a mastery of plc troubleshooting, and requires a lot of experience to become efficient. I'm not too worried about the difficulty of it, but I really just want to know if controls engineering is here to stay and a solid choice over electrical engineering. If I went into electrical engineering, I would want to focus on power engineering.