got a piece of paper that says I can do it and everything.
Wish I got paid more or got to work on my own fun stuff more...maybe some day.
I am not a world renown expert on bolted joints, but I have been to many classes and worked with some pretty sharp cookies that are patent holders on anylis. I am one step above a hack basically on the subject, but if I had time and money it is something I would pursue to become more specialized in it. Fascinating stuff and used all over the place.
What I actually get paid for is being a glorified plumber. I work on hydraulic systems. pressure are a little higher than your house water, but its the same problems...leaks, and why do my pipes vibrate/get clogged. OR how come I don't get flow (why doesn't this faucet turn on).