refer to http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm According to the government, electrical engineers are will be in relatively low demand in the years to come. This is unnerving, since I am considering a minor or major in electrical engineering, mostly because of the job opportunities. If the future prospects of EE's are so weak, I am not sure I will pursue this path. On the other hand, petroleum engineers seem to be prospering. I have some questions. Do you think that in the future it will be tough for EE's to find jobs? Would you recommend switching into petroleum engineering? (given that I don't have too great a passion for either field at this point) I like physics. Is there a lot of overlap between petroleum engineering and physics? I know there is a lot of overlap between EE and physics.