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:
What are the good masters programs in sustainability/renewable energy, in the USA or Canada?
But I have some bigger concerns.
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?
What kind of jobs have graduates gone on to do?
Given my background, can anyone think of another route into renewables?
Thanks a lot!