Hi all I'm feeling a bit lost here, but hopefully someone might be able to lend some insight. I am an accountant. I've been working at a small firm for about 4 years, and in that time, I have also gained my CA (Professional qualification). But I got bored, and decided to take a year out to do some travelling and do something a bit more interesting than facing a computer and figuring out the best way save tax, day after day. A year has now past, I'm running low on savings, and I am finding it really difficult to get back into the work force. Its been a couple of months of looking now, but in my job search, I've often wondered about the possibility of a career change. I'm finding accounting to be really dull. The only aspect of accounting that interests me is management accounting, but I'm finding it very difficult to get into. Naturally, maths and physics had always been my strong subjects (and ones I had an interest in) in high school. I probably would have done mechanical engineering but for my father who wanted me to become an accountant (another debate for another day). I'm 28 now, if I try and pursue a Engineering degree, I won't be done until I'm about 33 (possibly longer if I have to do some kind of foundation course first). I suppose my question is, should I bother? And if it is something worth considering, is there any particular engineering stream that would combine well with my accounting background? Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.