Hey guys. So I am going to be laid off from the company I've worked at for the last 5 years at the end of the year. I work in the tech field doing testing and have a degree in computer engineering. Now I feel like I'm at a crossroads, I'm 30 and I'm trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life. I don't want to continue doing testing as I feel the job is not secure. For some of my co-workers this is their 2nd or 3rd layoff. This is my 1st. They can outsource what I do to India, China, etc. I also feel like I don't have any skills either as we do not do any automation testing. I also haven't programmed in years. So I was thinking about career choices and this is what I was thinking: 1) Go into sales engineering. I like working/interacting with people and customers and this would be a logical choice. The problem is I don't have any experience in sales engineering. I've previously worked at a small company 6 years ago as tech support and I did this kind of work but it was only for a year. I've applied for sales engineering jobs and haven't gotten any interviews. 2) Go into finance. I've had a good friend submit my resume to his company and am waiting to see if anything becomes of it. I think I would like to work as an analyst in some capacity. How hard is it to get into finance without a degree in it in somewhere like the San Francisco Bay Area? I've heard it's possible in New York, but I'm not sure about the SF area. My friend said his work has a few people with philosophy and psychology degrees but most of the people there have at least some sort of business degree, most of them finance degrees. 3) Get an MBA and go into product management. I don't plan on doing this. I have a friend who was a product manager previously who got laid off almost a year ago and still hasn't found a job. I know other people who have MBAs who aren't doing anything with it. A couple people gave me the advice that if I can't get into a top 20 program then I shouldn't even bother. 4) Stay in testing and develop a specialty Any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.