I'm a Swedish undergrad physics student who needs help to decide on possible career paths. I've read a lot of the threads here in Career Guidance, and it has been very helpful but some questions remain. I have thought a lot about what I want and why, and also what I don't want, but since I don't really know what opportunities are available for physicists, I'm a bit stuck. Can you help me with ideas and suggestions? I'll try to keep this short and elaborate later, otherwise you'd get to read a VERY long first post. First of all: why physics? Two reasons: I'm extremely fascinated by the question "what is everything made of and how is it connected", and I'm very analytical and enjoy the kind of problem solving I've encountered in physics so far. What I do want: a job where I can make use of my physics knowledge and my analytical skills, where I get to really focus on a subject and learn new things as I go. It's important that I'm allowed to learn new things and develop my skills continously. What I don't want: a job related to military, nuclear fission, finance, oil industry etc. A job where the employer's goal is to produce "stuff" for profit only ("stuff" produced with the goal to benefit the planet would be acceptable). I'm very interested in fundamental physics, but I think there are many other fields that would interest me if I only knew about them, or understood what a physicist can do in them. So far I have very little lab experience, so it's hard to say if I would want to work as an experimentalist or if I'm better suited for theoretical work. Which brings me to this question, excactly what does a person in theoretical physics do all day? Staying in academia is an option of course, but if I were to aim for the world outside instead, what opportunities are available then? I really want to do something that is mostly physics, not something that is mostly something else with just a little physics sprinkled on top. Suggestions, ideas, questions?