How difficult is it to acquire a job in these professions? Which would you recommend? I have discovered that the career prospects for a physicist (who works in research- astronomy, particle physics etc) are bleak but what about for an aerospace engineer? Also, I live in the UK and yield a higher amount of knowledge on physics in comparison to aeroplanes. (This may be because I have been interested in physics for longer and was reading more about it before I discovered aerospace engineering as a potential career path).