I've been working in a cubicle farm for the last year and a half, and think that I might die of boredom soon. I'm looking for something that allows a bit of hands on work, and that has more depth than drafting and component selection. I'm thinking that getting a masters degree might help me land a more interesting job, and have been looking at the online power electronics/electric machinery degree at UW Madison. So if there is anybody here familiar with the industry, these questions are for you. Has there been decent growth in this field? Motors and drives have been around for a long time, and I do not want to be stuck in an industry where innovation is slow. Also, are there opportunities for an entrepreneur with this skill set? I would like to keep the option open to work for myself someday, but am concerned that in this industry I would be up against the likes of GE and Siemens and have no chance. Also I have a BSEE if anyone is wondering where I am coming from.