Does anyone have any advice on transferring to a different engineering discipline? I currently have a BS/MS in nuclear engineering and I'm really growing to dislike it after a little more than 2 years in the workforce. How feasible is it to transition into another field such as electrical or industrial engineering? I have little formal education in electrical or industrial. At this point I don't consider going back to school an option, I have enough debt already. Can one reasonably attempt to do one of the following: 1) apply in new field, hope to get hired and learn on the job 2) learn fundamentals from books and/or free courses online (such as MIT's open courseware), then get hired on Or is the piece of paper that says BS/MS in XXX pretty much a necessity for a near entry level position? Mainly Im very displeased with nuclear because the jobs seem to be in rural areas (Im a city guy) and more importantly Im tired of working on projects that I will never see (or may never even get built), everything just seems to exist on a computer file. Even if I mostly use a computer, I still need to see the fruits of my labor from time to time, do walk-downs of facilities, etc.