A little guidance please..... I don't know whether I'm posting this is the right spot or not....I hope I am. I'm just feeling like I need a little academic guidance right now from those who have been there. Right now I am in my first year of univeristy, I went into it thinking I would find my niche right away and was confident it wouldn't take long before I found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life....boy was I wrong! I'm about a month and a half into my second semester and I'm still clueless. I'm currently trying to get into pharmacy or medical laboratory science (both programs require a pre-professional year) but they are so competitive (i.e you need at the very least a 3.7 GPA to be considered). I had a 3.7 coming out of the first semester, and second semester midterms are not upon me. Realistically I am not sure whether I can keep this up. I am studying 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, I have no life at all, am being forced to turn away from my hobbies, and my life is utterly consumed by having to get such a high GPA. In other words I'm not a happy camper....haha yes I know poor little me The classes I am taking I do enjoy, but I'm so consumed with grades that it feels like I am not able to enjoy them to their full potential. I absolutely love my organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biochemistry courses, but I'm so stressed out about having to get such high marks in them that I worry constantly about them. I've been thinking a lot about this lately, and have decided that I have the following options: 1) Continue to go for the programs I listed above and probably go insane over worry and stress 2) Go to the local tech school and take med lab sci there, then transfer back to the univeristy and upgrade from diploma to degree. 3) Go into another science related field where I can take the time to enjoy what I am learning. The issue I have with going into a science field is that of job stability. I know if I got into pharmacy or med lab sci I would come out with a good, stable job that I enjoy. If I decided to major in biochemistry, or pharmacology or the like I'm worried I would not be able to get a job (with an undergraduate degree). And I'm not sure that I would want to spend another how many years to get the PhD. I've heard so many conflicting stories from so many people. Some say it's easy to get a good job, and others say you have to get a PhD and work for years as a post doc and maybe then if you're lucky you will get something half decent. Sorry for the long rambling post, but if you have any advice you can give me I would really appreciate it. I'm wrought with indecision and I need help!