I am educated as a chemist (one of the best universities for this field), 18 years as an industrial analytical chemist (3 years in refineries and such, 15 years semiconductors), and have personal interests in astronomy and electronics! Just a few more classes and I would have associates degree and could be a certified electronics technician, but I have pretty much abandoned this track for now (just too many other priorities have taken over).\n\nWhen we get into the high level chemistry and instrumental analysis, it all comes together as we take chemical molecules and convert that into an electrical analytical signal, and use quantum mechanical transitions to generate analytical signals.\n\nFrom what I can tell, seems like you may be in your ideal job for your education too! Which is NEVER a given for any field.\n\nFun Stuff!\n\nThere is absolutely NEVER a dull moment at my job, ALWAYS high level problems to solve that often take the resources of engineers and labs. The story is ALWAYS told in the data, you just have to understand what the data is telling you, or determine that you don't have the right data to tell the full story.\n\n\nI worked in chemistry for a while after getting my BS in Bio. Temped for a year or two in all sorts of jobs: fragrance, flavors, photochemicals, home bath soaps, and finally ended up in cosmetic chemistry for a good 15 years. I had thought about going back to school for engineering or physics for quite some time as I didn't really want to be making lipstick for the rest of my life. (fun fact, I've got a patent for lipstick) I had one last, absolutely awful job at a cosmetics contract manufacturer that was the final straw. I quit after 3 weeks and was registered for classes two days after that in an Engineering Physics BS program. Once I finish my training here they will pay for any further degrees should I decide to pursue one.