Well, I have decided to pull off a drastic 180º career wise and next year I will stop working as a lawyer in order to pursue a degree in engineering, however, I'm very confused in choosing between these two disciplines, so I'll just throw some general info about me as well as some pros and cons for both so you can enlighten me a bit: Electrical pros: - Somewhat wide field. - There's electricity all over the world. - The electronics part suits me because I play guitar for a hobby, I could design and make my own pedals and circuits. - I'm very curious about electronics, I find myself fascinated by circuits very often. - More challenging. - Electricity is fascinating. _ Though not kinesthetic I'm fairly imaginative for seeing things that aren't really there. Electrical cons: - It's believed to be the hardest of all engineering disciplines, almost like a math degree right? - Of the 2 schools I'm considering my alma mater offers a degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in either Power, Electronics or Communications; on the other hand the slightly more prestigious school (in science) offers separate degrees fore each of those fields. - I like more physics than math. - It can involve programming, never done it but I don't think I would enjoy it one bit. Mech pros: - It's the widest of all engineering disciplines. - I enjoy physics. - It would be easier to choose an area of expertise. - "Easier" (I'm very aware of the difficulty of both). - The movement of things also fascinates me. - Related to industrial design. - My dream job would involve nanotechnology. Mech cons: - My drawing skills are nonexistent, I have never use CAD but maybe my inability to draw finds it's way to computers. - I live in a country with little industrial production. - More common than EE. As for me, I'm a 22 year old lawyer from Venezuela (engineering in the 3rd world is different) that would graduate from engineering at 28 (5 years of school), ad quite frankly my biggest concerns with this endeavor are not living up to the task (I have spent the past 5 years away from science but trust me, I'm going to work very hard in engineering school) and not being able to find a job because I graduate too late. Any tips or info you can provide are well received. Thank you.