I'm deciding what to do with my life. I'm 17, a senior in high school. I graduate in 2006. I was wondering how much money physist makes. Is there an actual job where you are a "physist"? Or are there other jobs where you use physics, and apply physics to figure out problems? There are a few jobs I'd like. Some make low wages, others high wages. According to MSN, the highest paid jobs are surgeons and engineers. Here are the jobs I might persue, all different: 1) Marketing eletronic goods such as the PSP for Sony/Advertising 2) Working at Gamespot, and playing and reviewing games for a living. 3) Being a surgeon. Not sure what type. Possibly a general surgeon. 4) Working as a physist for NASA or as an engineer 5) Working at a coin store. --------------------------------------- I'm interested in alot of jobs. My first job was working at Mc.Donalds, where I got the money in 2 weeks to purchase a PSP (A PSP is a gaming device). I recently moved and now I don't have a job. I want to work at a job like Best Buy, or Target. A surgeon would be hard work, and would require a degree. I cannot begin to imagine how much I'd have to study anatomy. The body is so complex. I've also been interested in advertising. Advertising is important in economics, it helps the economy strive. I find the different types of advertising interesting. Like many other teenagers, I also like video games. I think alot of people would like to write reviews for playing video games. But I really want to be known as someone. I don't want to die and not be popular are famous. Since 9th grade I've tried alot harder to understand math and have been doing well in math. Atoms and the formulas for them in science was very difficult to me. However, every other section of the science book (Light, doppler effect, sound, radioativity) was a breeze for me. There's a certain amount of math I can take before I go insane. Too much math..ugh, it drives me insane. I don't know if anyone else this happens to them. I enjoy math but doing it for too long sometimes really works my mind over. Numismatics is the study of coins. My dad is/was a physist and is now retired and is a investor. He worked for NASA and designed eletrical circuits. Electricity is such a fundamental concept but it's hard for me to understand it. I've always liked coins. I collect them still. I'd like to work at a coin shop, but once again that is a dead end job. Psycholgoy is another aspect I'd like to do. I wouldn't want to be a therpaist because I have depression myself. I have trouble relating to other people and am in social insolation alot. I don't have any friends. So this field would be hard, despite my love for psychology.