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Can't decide between Physics, ME or EE?

I need to choose a major but can't decide between physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering. I like to study physics and see how the world and universe works and functions, but I think mechanical engineering and electrical engineering have better job opportunities and cool skills to learn. Physics would take me less time to complete and I am going to an expensive college so I'm also trying to get out school quicker. I hear engineers spend most of their time in front of computer though and that mechanical engineers are will either lose jobs due to outsourcing or automation which I find hard to believe. Somebody has to make the things that electronics are put inside of. I'm probably over thinking but I want something with physics that I can have a secure future in. I would like to get my PhD in physics or engineering one day and do research. So what would you recommend?

Asked By: - 10/12/2010
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I got a BS in Physics. In my last year or more, the math required was well beyond my comfort level. Also I was told that I would need to continue on to a MS degree to have good job prospects... More
Answered By: sojsail - 10/12/2010
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I recommend that you have a sincere discussion with your school guidance counselor - and maybe interview a couple engineers, and perhaps a physicist. Don't take advice (other than mine, of course) from strangers over the internet that could impact the rest of your life.
Answered By: Mike - 10/12/2010
 
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