Here is my situation. In reality I can never see myself retiring and not working, and I don't know many people my (42) age who truly believe retirement will ever be the same as it has in the past. So I am looking out at the next 25-30 years of work and I am realizing that I really should have been an engineer to begin with instead of getting a business degree. So now I am looking to return for an mechanical engineering degree. I know I won't have the top grades in the classes, but I don't believe I will not have a difficult time getting in or completing the degree. However, will I find positions available to me considering my age. I am not looking to find a job at a top firm and will most likely be working for a small to medium size business locally (S. California). I am not looking for a high salary for my first few years and I am willing to pay my dues. Could any of you experienced engineers give your input on this.