I'm a student in Grade 11 with dreams of becoming a physicist. I've wanted to become an physicist or astronomer for a long time, but after going through other threads which exclaimed that the job prospects were low and not worth 10+ years of education with little pay, I'm becoming hesitant. The first essay that came up on google while researching job prospects titled "Don't become a scientist" written by Professor Jonathan Kant also played a role in scaring me out of my wits. I know that these comments shouldn't be a deterrent in my love for the subject; I am passionate about the field and I would not mind working my arse off to gain a phd, but it really wouldn't be worth it if I don't actually get to research physics as career with a stable pay. Is it actually true that there are virtually no careers for people with phds in physics? Do I have to pull a Feynman and learn calculus at the age of 13 in order to be a successful physicist? Also, I'm wondering what other careers you can get purely with a B.A in Physics. I'm not into computer engineering or being a project manger etc., so that would be a no-no. Do engineers study physics? What other jobs are out there that encompasses my love for physics and perhaps astronomy? What is the career path? Thanks!