Hi, all. I'm new here, though I've done some lurking, and I have finally decided to ask a question that's been kind of bothering me. You see, I've been interested in particle physics since I was a kid, and now that I'm entering senior year of high school, it's time to hash out what I really am interested in doing. Until now, I've thought that that was particle physics, but now I'm not so sure. My concern is that, disliking Science Fair as much as I have in the past, I won't enjoy research. I could be wrong, but that concerns me. So, I'll have to find something else that lights my fire. Since there aren't too many things you can do in physics specifically with just a physics undergrad (which is what I've been aiming towards until now), I've been trying to find some other possibilities, and I hit on electrical engineering. It looks pretty interesting, especially if I can end up in one of the areas that does more physics-type stuff. I also noticed the thread about accelerator physics, which also looks interesting. So, I wanted to ask: Electrical engineers, how do you like your jobs, and would you recommend it to somebody who's intelligent, a hard worker, committed to learning, and good with people? Alternately, I'd also love to hear from anybody that went from EE to physics or vice versa, and why. For electrical engineering, what schools would you recommend? Of course something like MIT or Stanford will be near the top, but what other schools have excellent programs that might be more of a "hidden gem," so to speak? I've got a very strong application, but so does everybody else applying seriously to those schools. TL;DR: Was interested in particle physics, but am now considering electrical engineering due to potentially better job prospects. Wondering what electrical engineers think about this, or people who have gone from EE to physics or vice versa. I really appreciate all of your responses. Thank you!