Did past "technical experience" + "physics degree" help you get the job? Reading another posting on this forum got me to thinking, and I want to see if anyone else here was in the same situation as I am. I have 15 years experience in manufacturing and 2 technical diplomas: Machine Tool Technology and Mechanical Drafting. I was laid off last year (I was a tool and die maker) and decided to go back to school for Physics. I'm hoping to get an engineering job in a manufacturing field. I was wondering if anybody else on this forum has been in the same situation I'm currently in. Did your past technical experience, schooling, and skills make it easier for you to land an engineering job (or any type of physics related job)?