Physics ---> EE Hello all, I am currently a Physics major in my 2nd year having second thoughts about my major. After taking my physics III course on E&M I have found myself pretty interested in electricity. I am highly considering switching over to Electrical Engineering for a more hands on major. I am getting the feeling that Physics is too theoretical for my liking and I find myself more interested in the experimental field of things. I enjoyed doing the labs we conducted in class and not so much straight pencil and paper on 1 subject then move on to more pencil and paper and so on without actually seeing it and its usefulness. For my plan in life, I would love to work with the government on top secret projects. I would love a career dealing primarily with electricity and power as opposed to programming or marketing/sales. Before I do make the move I have some questions about the EE major itself: 1. How hands on is EE compared to Physics? 2. I would like to eventually get my PhD in EE, how useful will this be? 3. Would I need to become fluent in programming? If yes, which language? I have only programmed with FORTRAN in the past. 4. How tough is it for EE's to find jobs with the government? 5. How does electrical engineering compare to the other disciplines of engineering? I hear EE is one of the toughest, why is that? What makes this a difficult major ? Thanks in advance for your time and responses! p.s If you are an EE yourself, what do you do in your job? Is it routine ? Do you frequently get bored with what you are working with ? What do you like/hate about the job you are currently in?