Transitioning to Firmware Position

To give you some background on this blog I will give you some background on my path to embedded systems and the routes I would recommend taking if I had better advice several years prior to making my decisions. With the current state of online information accessible via an Edx, Coursera, Udemy, etc I am a firm believer that a motivated individual can really pivot their career in any route they truely envision with the help of many of these Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and work experience as their is no substitute for solving problems that actually need to be solved. My undergrad education was in Mechanical Engineering and I worked for two years where most of the projects required an electrical engineering background as much as a mechanical engineering background. I also got rather proficient in programming in visual basic for applications (VBA) for data analysis and pulling data from PLCs at a manufacturing plant. During my time at work I supplemented my experience with learni