Hello all, currently I am a Junior in High-School and I would like to go in to a technical field such as engineering or maybe even become a physicist. My main priority for a job is to work in a field where I have the opportunity to discover something significant and to advance a frontier of science. I have ambitious goals but I am not sure how many areas of engineering and physics my goals apply to. For example, if I go in to mechanical engineering, I assume that such a field has already been mostly mapped out in terms of new things to discover or, perhaps, I am just ignorant as to what actually transpires in such a field. I do, however, want to avoid aerospace engineering because that is what my brother is doing. What fields of engineering/physics would allow me to participate in making a significant discovery? Also I heard that if I get a degree in physics I won't be able to do any physics jobs until I get a masters/doctorate degree. Is this true? Finally, for those engineers out there in any field what is your job actually like on a daily basis?