Hello gang. A few of you might know whats going on with me in that I got laid off from my job on December 4, 2013. I was working in a CNC machine shop in the inspection department where I ran a CMM. I've got applications and resumes everywhere. I even responded to adds on Craigslist for CNC operators (of which I use to do) but have gotten no replies. Offhand, things aren't looking to good in the manufacturing sector. I'm not giving up hope of finding something even if it's not in that field, however..... Been giving a lot of thought to my future. I'm 60 years old, I'm basically a blue collor workhorse with ever growing aches and pains who can't keep on doing physical jobs for too much longer without causing further physical damage. My back and my knees are giving me grief and to some degree my hands have been hurting lately. I can't even stand for anymore than 30 minutes without my back feeling like it's going to cave in on me. I'm trying to think of something that's "respectful of my years/condition" and I think it's down to taking a chance and reinventing myself even at this stage in my life. Offhand, I don't think I have any other choice. I'll go back to a factory if I HAVE to, but I really don't want to. So, I'm giving very strong consideration of finding the right online course for electronics, specifically aimed at electronic repairs. Even though I don't know the first thing about electronics, I find the idea to be very appealing....working on, trouble shooting and repairing things from cellphones to computer components to whatever. Been looking online and offhand Penn Foster sounds like they have a good program. But then, my search has just started. So....and as I originally asked....does anyone here work in electronics repairs? What was your course of study and how long did it take? Are you happy with it? Seems to me that you'd have work all the time repairing things. Any and all advice or suggestions is more than welcome. As always, thanks in advance for your time.