Can Engineering be considered as "A Lot Funner than Physics"? I started my IB diploma at September this year, and Physics is simply my most favorite subject. I liked the abstract ideas of how and why things worked the way they do in the universe. However, from ZapperZ articles, it seems that Physicists start off from learning about all these interesting properties of the universe, but ended up with some advisor and you spend your life publishing papers! Perhaps my view of Engineering is flawed as well, but I thought that Engineering is mainly about doing problem solving exercises with all sorts of different situations in the area that you specialize in, not spend your days writing up boring stacks of text. So, if all the Phd physicists ever do is publish papers, wouldn't it be right to say that the only reason they do it is because they've got no other choice since they can't switch jobs? Wouldn't that make Engineering a much more fulfilling career to pursue compared to the Physicist?