I completed the first two years of the MEM curriculum and two coop cycles at Drexel University before switching to Audio engineering. I handle audio for bands and meetings now and am tired of the 60 hour weeks, physical labor and am no longer interested in what I do. I am also concerned about my job prospects and income as I get older. I have a few questions that I would appreciate any input on: Are there Mechanical Engineering jobs that pay over 100k/yr with a 40 hour work week? (I know there is work out there where you can make that kind of $ but what are the hours typically?) Do I need to get a MSME and/or and MBA to make over 100k with 5-7 years experience? Which specialty has the highest starting salary?(I make about 60K now and own a house,and I am trying to not take a loss in income if I were to complete my MEM) Which specialty is the highest paying in general(I hear R & D is pretty good pay)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!