Masters in renewable energy, sustainability?,

Hello Everyone,

I'm hoping some of you might have some good suggestions for me.

I have two bachelor degrees. One in business, and another in applied computer science. Since 1995, I've worked in IT. Mostly Oracle databases. Lots of contracts, and layoffs.

I keep trying to do more with my career. The other year, I passed CFA Level 1. But In retrospect, there are not many jobs advertised for techs with CFA.

I really like renewable energy. At night, I read about renewables a lot. Last year I went to the big conferences for wind, solar, electric cars, energy management, advanced technology, and one Oracle conference.

I’m debating taking a masters with a concentration in renewable energy, or sustainability. Questions:

1)
What are the good masters programs in sustainability/renewable energy, in the USA or Canada?

But I have some bigger concerns.

2)
A lot of the renewable energy jobs like electrical or mechanical engineering backgrounds. Given that I don't have this, is it realistic to pursue a masters?

3)
What kind of jobs have graduates gone on to do?

4)
Given my background, can anyone think of another route into renewables?

Thanks a lot!

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