OK long shot here and yes i'm prepared for the "oh how could you be stupid" type responses but its worth a shot. In the nuclear industry it is common place for companies to have a number of apprentices that work while being put through their degree qualification. My question is whether there is a way to do something similar in the medical physics field that will enable me to switch careers to medical physics while still working in some role in the field and get some assistance with spending the full amount on getting another degree. I want to switch careers to medical physics - i'm especially interested in working in the area of phototherapy using non-ionizing radiation. I have an environmental science degree and work in the nuclear energy industry as an environmental scientist in the UK. As far as I can make out you need a physics degree as minimum and will need to get at least a masters in medical physics even if it is part-time while working.