I'll try to keep this short. My Name is Brian, 43, married/kids all that stuff. This is a bit of sob story and plea for help. I was born and raised into the world of commercial refrigeration. I was a natural at many things like fixing stuff, and installing things. I worked in my father's company until I was in my 20's. I left the field and the union and struck out on my own determined to never be in service trucks again. I had a few short hops through maintenance jobs, then landed a "career" job at a local university as an HVAC mechanic, which ended up being little more than a slave labor camp. I grew tired of the inhumane treatment, working side by side with murderers and the like and moved on the world of property management. This was big step up, I would consider it my first real move toward a better future. In this time I had snubbed college because frankly I didn't see where college grads were making too much more than me and I had no tuition bills to pay. Now, I have a different opinion. I am in with a good company as a building engineer, they treat me as close to the word human as I have found so far. I have a desk, and many responsibilities that determine the fate of peoples lives. But still, I am turning wrenches, burning torches, and sometimes come home with papers from the emergency room. I've had it! I need to stop working before it kills me. So now I am giving strong consideration to a degree, but I haven't a clue where I should go with my life. All I know is that I see people in those cubes sipping free coffee and talking about nothing, and I want that. I have been prompted by a manager at an airline manufacturer to pursue Facilities Management. But I feel I can do better or at least something else. I've been searching the web for answers, but this distance learning is a big world with no live help. So at this point I have no idea what degree to pursue, or what would be my best route at my age. Based on my brief background what might you say or suggest?