I'm a high school senior atm. I'm trying to get a good idea of what I want to major in because that will determine what schools I apply to and what school I go to. So, here's the deal. I'm nearly certain I want to be a professor. I liked AP physics a lot and I've always been very good at physics and math. I also like math-based finance; it seems reasonably interesting. I like physics a little more though, because I like to understand the physical world around me. I also like the potential you have to contribute to society with your research. My question is, would it be worth going physics? This question is a little deep because it really goes back to passion vs. security. I know the salary for physics would be significantly lower and it would be harder to get hired. How would the research compare for the two fields? I appreciate the help.