If you would rather die than cater to the rich in a service sector job, then a manufacturing engineer job may be for you. This is a front line position in creating the wealth that drives our economy. The working environment is often blunt and even cruel; you will be defined by your productivity -- not the perception created by how you look or act.
Your colleagues will be intelligent and the work will be challenging. For the amount of education and skills required for this occupation, the wages are low.