I'm a CC student (barely just started), and I'm planning on transferring to a high quality university with excellent grades. Problem being, I've been really confused as to what to major in.. I was trying to go the "realist" route before, and get into business even though it's not really what I'm into. But lately, I've rediscovered my love for astronomy/physics. And I would do anything to have a job in a field where I could study that. So I noticed Berkeley has an Astrophysics B.A. program, and I got really excited about it until more recently when I've read of the bad job prospects and employment opportunities in research. My questions come in when it comes into whether this is a realistic thing for me to try for, and other questions. Some of my questions include: 1. I realize there's a high chance I would need to teach college/university (and I really enjoy teaching people things so I think I would enjoy this), but is this any better than research as far as there not being a lot of jobs? Is it probable I could get a job in teaching astronomy/physics at university and/or community college? Is this a better career track as far as number of employment positions? 2. If I do go into teaching, should I go for my Ph.D or stick to a Master's degree? I've read most community colleges are easy to get a job at and only require a Master's, but would it be possible to work at one while studying for my Ph.D? Or should I just stay in school for my Ph.D and try to get a University position? Pretty much any information/help from people who know about this stuff would be appreciated. I'm kinda stressing out over it, I want to do something I really care about, but I also don't want to be unemployed after spending that much time in school... I apologize for these being maybe overly asked questions, I'm pretty new here and I've only read a few things. Just any advice would be appreciated.