Short version: skip straight to bolded questions. I'm a senior in highschool trying to figure out what I want to study and what I want my career to be. My main interest is physics, however job prospects seem poor for a physics major. I'd like a decent salary...one that can comfortably support a family and give me the luxury to, for the most part, get what I want. So, this leads me to engineering. EE is most interesting to me since it seems to be closest to a physics major. However, ME seems like you can build cooler things. I'd do aerospace, but ME seems like a safer bet job wise. At the same time my parents are encouraging me to become a doctor. Being a doctor doesn't sound very appealing to me, except for it makes good money. I'd like to fulfull the pre-med requirements to keep my doors open, however. Currently, my plan is something along the lines of majoring in ME or EE while fullfilling pre-med requirements, and after 4 years get my masters, or go onto med school. So this leads to some questions: 1. Does my major matter when applying to med-school? Can I full-fill the pre-med requirements, still graduate in 4 years, and be a competetive canditate for med school as an engineering major? Specifically EE or ME. 2. If I study EE or ME is it wise to get a masters? Is it possible to get a masters in EE or ME, AND fullfull the pre-mid requirements in a timely fasion? 3. How difficult would it be to double major in physics and EE or ME. 4. What woud be preffered when applying for jobs, med school, or another grad school: double major, or a masters? 5. If I want to get into military defense related careers, what majors should I look at? Thanks.