Need some advice. I've been contemplating going back to school and finishing my engineering degree. I've basically got three options. One is more risky than the other two. I'm pretty happy where I am now. I make good money (getting close to 50k a year) and have excellent benefits. My work will pay for tuition/books if I pass. Option 1: finish my degree in mechanical engineering. Could continue working where I work (probably). I'm already two years into a degree in ME. Dunno what will transfer to my prospective school, but I'd imagine that I would have 4-5 years of school left if i go part time (only option right now). Option 2: get a degree in electrical engineering. I've already got a very strong mechanical background, so that would make me more marketable as an EE. I could continue working where I work (probably). It would take me 5-6 years of part time work to accomplish this. Option 3: forget school and open up my own auto repair shop. I could continue working where I work until things take off (maybe 2-3 years). My wife has very good benefits at work, so health insurance would be covered. I've got a pretty decent selection of tools, and some decent connections for acquiring some shop equipment. Basically, the time invested in all three ventures would be the same. The only plus to the degree is that work pays for it. But, that is also contingent on me working for my company until I finish my degree, plus 12 months after that or I will have to give some money back. I guess it also depends on me getting accepted to the university also, but I'm pretty confident that I could get in. I sent an info request last week, but still haven't heard anything. I'd probably be more happy about working on cars, than sitting behind a desk all day. But would definitly be more work (or less), running my own shop. I could probably start working on my shop right now, instead of waiting till the fall for school. So if it works, I'd be much closer to where I want to be finacially in the next 5-6 years. Suggestions?