Recently, I've realized that I am not cut out for pure math/physics. I do not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Perhaps I had too romanticized a view. Perhaps I did not consider my own limitations. Pure math leaves me somewhat distressed. Don't get me wrong, I think I would enjoy studying some topics in my own free time (very slowly), but I would not be able to handle the stress of an academic career. Field work is why I got interested in science in the first place. I am interested in oceanography/marine science, renewable energy, and agriculture. I am more interested in the physics, geology/geophysics, and engineering aspects of these fields, than the biology. And very hands-on work. I don't mind travelling at all, and in fact, I would actually be happier going elsewhere. Does anyone know anything about those types of jobs in places like Scandinavia, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand? If you know of other forums where I could ask, do let me know. I'm not sure PF is the best place to be asking these questions, but it is the best place I do know of. Thank you. Also: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=526116 I remember reading this thread last year. Do you guys know of other colleges similar to College of the Atlantic, and Unity College?