Hello all, I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions for me with what to do with my life. I graduated with a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering in 08. However I worked at the patent office doing examining work since I could not really find any engineering work coming out of college. I left the office in 2010 and wanted to pursue a career in engineering because I was not interested in IP work. However I have been searching for a job for 18 months with no luck. I am beginning to lose hope in the engineering discipline. I feel like my future is hopeless in this field as from some of the posts as engineers seem to be a more and more unstable field with the job prospects.
I am thinking of either teaching myself some programming languages and look for software jobs, or going back for a masters. What do you guys think would be a good career choice? At this point, switching to medicine seems like it would be a better option :/.