I will soon be starting my freshman year in college studying physics. As I read more and more about the actual career of a physicist, I often see people mention that after getting a physics diploma, they get jobs in engineering and Computer Science positions. I'm pretty ignorant about academia and the professional world, so I was wondering how exactly is it possible for someone studying a completely different subject in school to come out and get a job like this? Is perhaps the work very similar, or must a physics major take engineering classes at some point? Could it be said that physics majors OFTEN work in these fields because of a lower availability of physics related jobs? If so, I'm kind of scared. I'm wondering what I'm getting myself into here. The entire practice of switching fields is very bizarre to me. Thanks for your help!