I am having a rather inconveniently timed crisis/realization. Halfway through my Physics bachelor's, everything is going well. 4.0 GPA, member of a great research group, an REU already under my belt - but I am coming to the realization of how insurmountably difficult it will be to actually get a job in the field. I feel like a fool, I could have been an incredible engineer, but I threw all that away chasing this stupid dream. All of my scholarships are tied up in me being a physics major and I will lose them if I switch. I cannot afford to continue to go to the school I am at without these scholarships. I am really interested in materials science and am going to graduate with a minor in electronic materials with an undergraduate thesis based on my research in a materials related field (topological insulators). Would it be crazy to apply to grad school in materials science after my undergrad? That is sort of my ideal situation right now. I know there is always the option of switching majors, but the inconvenience to both me and my parents is just incredible. Are there other options I am not considering? I have heard that Physics PhDs often work in finance or as consultants in DC - I wouldn't mind doing that at all. Are these viable backups if I fail to succeed in research? I know there are a ton of threads like this and, believe me, I have read them all, I just wanted some perspectives on my particular predicament. Thank you in advance for any advice.