Considering leaving science, HELP!! I'm currently a junior studying math and physics in the US and I've been trying to figure out what I want to do after I finish my undergraduate degree. So far I've done 2 REU's, one at an observatory and one in mathematics, and honestly I didn't enjoy them at all. I felt like I had no clue what I was doing during both REUs and felt pretty useless both summers. I'll admit I've been depressed since I started college (and I still am, about school and personal things) so I'm not sure if this has affected the way I feel about research or if I just haven't found a good field to work in. Overall, my REU experiences has led me to think that I probably shouldn't be doing research or getting any kind of PhD anytime soon. I've been considering industry work such as: Mechanical Engineering or Materials Engineering: I'm not really a hands-on kind of person. I like the theory stuff but I've always hated labs. Also engineering sounds a little dull if you're not doing research. Biostatistician: Industry work in clinical trials sounds boring. Epidemiology: I'm pretty sure this invovles reseach (again not sure how I feel about it) and you have to get a PhD for this. Software Engineering: Most of the work sounds dull, plus I don't like the idea of staring at a computer screen all day Because I'm not very good at hands-on stuff I've been looking at more quantitative jobs. I'll also admit that I'm very burned out from school. Even though I am still doing well in my classes, I kind of just go through the motions to do well. I'm not sure if this means I should look outside math/physics stuff i.e. chemistry or bio stuff or abandon the sciences all together. I don't really want to go into business, actuary science or really anything to do with money. I've been looking at fields such as optometry or speech pathology but I'm very introverted, so I'm not sure I could handle dealing with lots of people everyday. Just want some advice on whether I should consider leaving science after I graduate (I'm almost done with my degress so I'm not dropping them). Also if you've dealt with depression or being burned during school, I'd like to hear about your experience dealing with it and how you made important decisions while having it.