I have worked in metallurgical applications my entire career (49 years, but, who's counting?). I was lucky enough to graduate with a BSME - Metallurgical Option, which meant that when I started with Westinghouse, they required that I get an MS in Metallurgy. So, I could speak both languages.This was in Power Generation: huge machines, tons of steel and copper and lots of problems. During all this time, I continued to learn and my workscope expanded to doer and mentor, working with materials engineers and mechanical and electrical engineers. I have continued work after retirement, and I give lectures several times a year at various power generation conferences.