Hope, this is an appropriate spot. I am also interested in the oil and gas industry, but a little different situation. I am a career fire fighter, and have been for the last 10 yrs I am trying to figure out if there is anything in oil and gas that I might be half way qualified for. Ideally I would love to find something I could get my feet wet in now, while still working my shifts at the fire station. I do not have a degree and as far as I can tell I almost have to finish one unless I want to roughneck. I am not opposed to going back to school just haven't been able to figure out exactly what degree I should pursue. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thanks Sorry if I should have started a separate thread, not trying to steal the subject from the guy about to be laid off. I hope you find something between now and June!