I have a son who is an Oracle data-base designer. He tells me that there is virtually no unemployment for Americans who have IT (Information Technology) skills. He has talked with many firms that do placement in the IT field, and they maintain that they can go more than a year without getting a resume from an American. Virtually all such job-seekers are Asian. Americans are in demand for their language skills. It is not enough for a technician to simply fix a problem. The company wants a report as to what the problem was, how it came about, how it was fixed, and what can be done to ensure that the problem won't reoccur in the future. This requires that the report be written in readable English. Many Asian technicians are whizzes at fixing problems, but less competent in writing readable reports in English. My son maintains that a simple BA in IT is all that is necessary to get employed. This assumes, of course, that: You have no major health problems, no criminal record, and no offensive personality quirks. It's worth thinking about. By the way, he works in southeastern Michigan.