I'm sure that if I taught out of state for a couple of years, or maybe even just one year, I could return to New York State, finish my degree, and get a new teaching license. I think someone will hire me if I have some experience.
That said, it sounds like such a hassle, and I'm not really sure what I want to do. I'm interested in a lot of different things.
A big plus for machining is that I could open my own shop and hire all my friends. 🤔