I research how to get more girls interested in engineering as a career field.
Right now, you wouldn't see me doing much other than reading and writing. When I do my field work, I do hands-on activities with K-12 and undergraduate females.
Basic use of hand tools is pretty important, good verbal communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills are critical to success.
Here's the first step for professionals
Think about why you want to change careers. Do you have a passion to fill?