A lot of engineering people switching into nursing. I joined the Navy and was a engineer. Then i got out and started a family still Working as a cogeneration mechanic. When i left, i looked back at my time as a surgeons aide in Africa, i loved every bit and was the highlight of my career. I knew i wanted to pursue nursing. Since i had a family it was quite difficult to find a nursing program and working crazy hours always traveling. Since my wife is going to school for social work and i just couldn't do anything except take pre requisites. Which i did but, i came to the realization (sort of) that it just wouldn't be possible. After trying to bury it, it would periodically come back and then overwhelm me. So, i said screw this, i looked for a lpn program and finally found one that meets my schedule. So i start in October and will work during the day. So happy i was able to do this. The funny thing is i make almost six figures with my job now and it will dramatically drop once i get my license. Which im totally fine with, i love nursing and happiness is not about money. Except my father is like why would you do such a thing? you make good money. What he is saying dont take a risk or try and jump, you may fail and take your family down with you. Not to mention i have a great support system (my wife). Dad, these jobs in the engineering world make me freaking miserable and its cut throat. Not to mention the stupid amount of testosterone you have to bolster and carry around at all times. The one thing is being able to manage my family life, job, and school/clinicals at the same time. I wont except failure.