Alternatively, there's other routes as more of a tradesperson - often via apprenticeships, often sponsored by the larger engineering firms or national laboratories.
Have a look at what programs are offered in your area; it might be worth looking at places like Lawrence Livermore, Diablo Canyon, and SONGS. Also see what entry-level jobs are currently on offer there and what the job requirements are; that will give you an idea of the things you'll need to work on.
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