I just finished my first year of a 4 year physics degree, and it made me realize that although I love physics and I am really good at it, but I do not want to be a physicist. This has a lot to do with my first taste of research life with a condensed matter group I had been helping. It made me realize that I really do not want to waste 10 to 15 years of my life going between lowpaying postdoc positions, being someone's lab monkey for the chance of getting a stable and well paying tenure/tenure-track position by the time half of my life is gone. I love physics, but I can't see myself devoting every aspect of my life to it like some of my friends are able to do. I am looking for a way out, and into a well payed profession, but I dont think I want to leave physics completely, i.e. change degrees. Does anyone have any tips on how to make a physics degree useful for maybe a life in finance, or industry or anything? (I am open to possibilities) Could maybe trying a differing field have an impact on my attitudes?