Hello, I am only a freshman in college and I'm taking calc 3, etc. In other words, before I know it I will be taking the "core" classes for the major I chose...Mechanical Engineering. I always had my mind set on ME for the sole reason that the physics aspect of cars was so interesting to me. I gained considerable knowledge about the car, turbo systems, etc as a result thinking ME would be the best major for me. I was planning on doing a BS in Mech then MS in Automotive engineering. However, I decided to look into the job market and see the average ME job and I was shocked. There were no jobs for automotive engineers AND worst most of the ME jobs were jobs like making a coffee machine more efficient. And not to mention the down right LOW starting salary. I mean 50-55k beginning? Hell, game developers get 75K starting and that is definitely funner than making a toaster toast your bread quicker. You may be saying, WELL become a software engineer. No. My MAIN goal is to major in something that I will be able to go off on my own and start my own business after 5-7 years MAX working with another. Software Engineer you can't unless you have a RADICAL new idea or if you have loads of money. Computer Hardware/Electrical you could. Mechanical Eng definitely: anything with cars (gears, pistons, etc.) I would like to have a job in something related to my future business so I will have the experience/knowledge. So my question is: is my outlook on ME true and not skewed in the least bit. And what major do you think I would most likely benefit from the most considering my main goal is to make a business. I know that business part is VERY general but bear with me. Don't say, well if you want to make a business then who cares what you work as in the beginning; no one said the business will succeed. I need to be comfortable with working in a job for 40 years. Thanks in advance.