I am trying to decide between Physics or Engineering or maybe something else for my major in college next year. I'm very interested in physics, and figuring out how the world works. I like to find completely new solutions to problems, as opposed to working off of other previous solutions. However, I think I would prefer to keep it as a hobby of mine, and not have a job at a university, which is where many physics majors/PhDs seem to end up. Though research for a PhD, etc. does sound fun, I don't think it is something I would want to work on my whole life. What I would love to do is get a physics PhD, then work at a company and do research for them. For example, being some kind of fluid dynamics physicist at Boeing or NASA jet propulsion lab would be something I think I would love (if I could get there). Is this a stretch, even for physics PhDs? I realize that these positions are limited and everyone in the field is so talented that it is difficult to get a job. What about if someone has a physics PhD from a top school vs a medium school, would that make a huge difference? I might also be presented with an opportunity to get a double major in engineering and physics in 4 or 5 years. I am not sure if this is what I would want, though, because it might be better to just focus on one. Please, if you can, give me some advice or answer some of my questions. Thanks a lot!