I am really hoping someone will be able to give some advice on this because this decision is very stressful. I will be graduating high school in a couple of months and need to make a decision as to what I want to study in university. I have always loved science and math and have taken a university level calculus course that my school offers. I really enjoyed it. The first job that came to mind when I thought of science and math was engineering, so that's what I applied for (and was accepted in to). However, I have always wanted to do something space-related since I was very young. Being an astronomer would be a dream for me because it combines my love of space and math. However, that job requires a phd in astrophysics. I would be willing to do the work to get the degree, but from what I understand it's a VERY unemployable degree. I'd love to have the degree, but if I won't be able to get the job maybe I'd be better off as an engineer. Is it really that difficult to get a job as an astronomer? Or maybe to do research as a physicist? I would like to be an astronomer more than anything, but unfortunately it seems like engineering is a much more feasible career choice (not that engineering is a bad career by any means). I'd just hate to be sitting at work ten years from now wondering, "what if I had studied physics?"... Any thoughts/advice? Are there any other jobs that involve space that I could look into? Sorry this is long, and thanks in advance to anyone who replies.