I'm a UX designer, but have always wanted to learn more about engineering. Could I do both? What would a career path look like?
I totally see your dilemma Ellen, as those careers aren't too far apart. If I were you, I'd probably try to meet as many engineers as I could and learn about their day-to-day. And I mean realllly learn about their day-to-day! Ask questions like:
That's just a few examples, but aside from just jumping into coding yourself (most important in my opinion), hopefully questions like those could help you figure out if you could really see this as a new career for you. Wish you the best as you figure out this major step in your career!!