Hi, I am currently finishing my freshman year at San Jose State University. SJSU is not a very prestigious or selective university especially in the sciences. I was a bit of a slacker in high school, but I still managed to do fairly well ( >3.5 GPA, 2190 SAT I, lots of AP's). I ended up choosing to go here because simply because I did not get into my top choice, it is close to home and it has a large engineering program. I am currently an Aerospace engineering major. I wanted to major in physics all of high school, but senior year, I was convinced that it would be a bad career decision. I figured Aerospace was a good compromise between interesting and practical. Now that I am finishing my first year of college, I feel like I have made a mistake; I really want to major in physics. The problem though, I worried about my choice of college and my future career options if I switch majors. SJSU doesn't have a very reputable physics program; will this handicap me significantly? Will it be noticeable more difficult to get into graduate schools in physics, engineering, or other sciences if I get a bachelors degree from here versus higher tier universities? or will I be find as long as I have a high GRE and GPA with some research experience? Another thing that worries me are my career options. I'm really not certain what I want to do for a living; there are just too many fields and careers that interest me to decide. I know that a graduate degree is usual needed on top of a BS in physics for good jobs, but if I get MS (not necessarily in physics) will there be opportunities for good paying jobs. Getting a PhD is something that I want to consider, but realistically 10 more years of school plus post docs sounds daunting and like a huge sacrifice. I may what to get a masters in engineering or recently medical physics sounds like an amazing field and career choice. What I really want to know is: if I major in physics prepared to also get a master's, will there still be a lot of opportunities for good paying careers? and what are they?