I'm looking for a bit of career guidance from you guys. I'm thinking about quitting my job and going back to school for some type of engineering. I finished a BS in chem in 2007 with a minor in math (through linear algebra and few upper electives) and a 3.1 gpa. After that I immediately started MS in chem program. I finished that up in 2009. I had a good gpa (~3.9) and a few papers (one 1st author and 2 coauthor papers). I got a job as in organic chemist at a small pharmaceutical company where I've been working ever since. I'm pretty bored with chemistry and I've always been interested in engineering. My girlfriend is finishing up her degree in vet med and applying for residency programs at a few hospitals and clinics. None of these are in the state and I've already said I'd go with her (as long as it's a state I like). The job outlook for chem is pretty bad right now and I'm planning on being unemployed or at the very least underemployed where ever I end up. I'm thinking that going back to school might be a better option. Even better if I can get a stipend in an MS program. I'm interested in what my options might be. I've looked into it a bit and it looks like I have a lot of the per-requisites to be accepted to an MS in materials program. I'm worried that my be a bit too much like chemistry though and also leave me with pretty much the same job prospects (very few...). Another option I've though of is to just start over and get a BS in mechanical. I don't think I'd have a shot as being accepted to an MS program. I actually really like this idea but it's going to be expensive with out a tuition waver and stipend and probably take a year or so longer.