I'm an ME currently working as a contractor for a major power company leading small capital projects, doing both project management and design work at power plants. I love it, but next year will see a big drop off in mechanical projects in our group, which has me worried that I won't be needed anymore and should maybe be looking elsewhere. Before arriving at my current position 21 months ago, I designed HVAC and med gas systems for hospitals and steam/chilled water systems for hospital central plants for six years. And before that, I was an officer on nuclear subs. Anyway, next week I have an interview with a local A&E firm that mostly does schools and churches. Of course, I have no idea if I would feel it a good fit for me or if they will think me a good fit for them. Supposing I were offered a job and got a good feeling about the firm, I do have to wonder about career moves away from what I know and what I've enjoyed. Since I have hospital work and plant work in my background, I worry that doing something else would limit my career in the future if I try to get back to them. Is this something I should be concerned about?
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