My real passion lies in nuclear medicine, which of course, contains physic albeit NOT straight physics in the sense of physics COURSES on offer - the degree offers ONE straight physics course in first year. The problem is, I was a high school drop out, have never learnt physics, and only went back to do an HSC equivalent and I only got an ATAR of 92.3 studying about 4 hours a day on average so I could have done a lot better :( I did chemistry and life sciences though not physics. I have recruited a physics professor; he lives close by, and has agreed to tutor me and he seems like he really wanted to help me, offering several tutoring sessions per week. He teaches physics 101 and 102 style physics at another university. He said year one physics is boring and based on mere principals where as more progressive physics is more interesting and therefore, less dry and easier to become self motivated....He said I would struggle at first but he can see me doing well in third or even second year physics once I got the fundamentals down pat. Firstly, there are no jobs for nuclear medicine students; the body or nuclear medicine, a main organisation, has even issued a formal warning that " we do not have enough spaces available for students studying NM in their final year to undertake their required work placement" Further compounding my anxiety on the matter, there is the issue that I have NO CLUE as to whether I even HAVE any aptitude for physics since I was a high school drop out who never even learn physics beyond a month or two before I dropped out. Going from NO physics or math to a degree that needs a very good understanding of quiet advanced concepts involving physics, and that is also a field with pretty much no job prospects unless you are the best and brightest top 15% in your entire graduating class.. this scares me. I also like the idea of becoming a podiatrist that contains advanced biomechanical methods but dos not even contain ONE straight physics unit. Students pretty much walk into a job. I know I can get HD'S in podiatry. Nuclear medicine? I have no idea quiet honestly. Does hard work always = good grades to the average Aussie student? Please help! I have until August 6 to make my final decision. I am going to ask to speak with the course coordinator or nuclear medicine. My gosh though, administering nuclear pharmaceuticals would be ... my dream job by 1000000. Being a foot specialist is a CLEAR second choice career wise.