I'm trying to decide if I should pursue a career in physics in physics or engineering. I'm 17 and will be applying to universities soon and I'm considering the University of Waterloo, Queen's University and University of Toronto. If I continue with engineering than I would most likely pursue mechanical or mechatronics. I really have a passion for particle physics and astrophysics and am wishing to achieve a masters and PhD but I'm aware that there seems to be limited job market for these professions. I've done some research and there are a lot of different answers as to how hard it is to find a job, some say it is relatively easy but others say that the market for these jobs will only diminish.I do not plan on having a large family and so money is not such a big concern but I would like a living wage, such as 65,000k. I would like to know how difficult it is and how long it takes to find a stable position in a pure field of physics. Also are the job prospects any different between theoretical and experimental physics. It seems like there are greater job opportunities for mechanical or mechatronical engineers, so if I pursue an education in one of these fields than it would be for the job security, I would enjoy a career in these fields and so I would not be miserable but I feel like I would enjoy physics more. I've also considered doing a double major, or minoring in physics, but I understand that this would entail a lot of work and am not completely sure about how that would work. I'm just looking for some statistics and advice because I'll be applying to programs shortly and am a little stressed. It's a big decision and any input will be greatly appreciated.