I'm currently in a dilemma on which career I should pursue. I am a college undergraduate with an undecided major. I'm pretty proficient in math and science, so academics is not the problem. The problem is, I come from a pretty poor family, and I want to get a career as soon as I can to help them. I REALLY want to be a physicist, but it takes on average four years to get a P.h.D. And I don't want to wait that long to assist my family. On the other hand, I could become a petroleum engineer. The career outlook is fairly well, and they get well paid right out of college, plus I am at a school that provides an accredited degree in petroleum engineering. In a fantasy world I would definitely become a physicist, but due to my current circumstances this is a tough choice. What would you do? PLEASE HELP!! Thanks in advance.