G. Mark’s Answer
It would certainly be helpful to have a background in some technical field, notably electrical engineering. But in my own case, I started out as an engineering in a telecommunications firm, and the equipment I ended up using most of the time was very unique to that environment, so that early experience would not be easily replaced by anything I would use while studying in school. I would recommend you start by searching for companies that use those particular skills. You may not start with the job you're aiming for, but getting into an organization in possibly an internship or just a "gofer" would avail you to contacts. Studying related topics in school would go a long way to convincing your potential employer of your seriousness and of your intelligence. It would also get you exposed to the environment to see if you're really right for the job. Be prepared to start at the bottom, as they say. It will likely be a lot of fun seeing how your intended job operates. And you'll have a better chance of getting contacts. Who knows - you may find a related position you like better.