Hi, I am really really stuck on my life-decision (look at my previous posts). I do REALLY LOVE PHYSICS A LOT. I want to be able to work in the next big thing - Quantum Computation, Theory Of Everything and so on. I am passionate about physics it grabs my interest straight away. I am only 15, I program (even made money out of it..:D) in various languages: C, C++, Assembly, Python. I understand differential calculus pretty well (trying to learn integral calculus right now though) and read a lot of physics books & listen to lectures of physics and I made few simulation Cellular Automata game (like powder toy...). I am not boasting my own trumpets here but just showing how much LOVE for physics I have. I also regularly read cellular automata papers on Arxiv. I am even planning on writing one. I have also just few days back emailed few professors, about taking me for in for helping or to join out-reach programs and also have sent mails to sign up for physics talks. As you see I am dead interested in Physics and research in general. I do want to follow my dream of being a top-physicist of the generation and so on, but I am concerned about the future for me. I have heard not only from parent (who graduated in Geochemistry but are in radically different field to it, finance.) that doing physics and other sciences is unlikely to take you very far in life in terms of financial stability and even finding a job. I'll be honest, money also is concerning for me mainly because I was not blessed with vast wealth - I am from a middle class family so money is pretty important as I know about its importance to enjoy life (though others may disagree..). On the other hand, according to Michio Kaku blog he says that physics will become less populated due to professors and other researchers retiring. This is coming from a very credible man. Next, for example I could even be doing Neurosurgery (I have good enough grades... and know connections) but the problem is I do not love is as much as Physics, I don't mind it but I don't LOVE it either (just like most doctors). I just find it a little interesting. Not to mention, if I say "I am a neurosurgeon" most people would freak out and have tremendous respect for me and the pay is incredibly high enough to be living a cushy life with Lambourginis and other such luxuries. I don't just want to be a average worker, I want to be the best in the field and win notable awards and so on basically I want to do something great... (some of you may laugh). If so what are the prospects of doing research with moderately high income in physics? What field in physics are very popular and highly paid in today's market $200k+ or is it just impossible? Is it very unlikely to get just a job? Is physics as interesting for you still as when you started it?