I'm a 20 years old female, need some guidance from seniors. :) It's been my dream to work with rockets, propulsion, and everything related to outer space. In short: NASA. I understand that the competition in this field is fierce considering skills in numeracy (physics/math). I took Science stream with major in Physics in high school. My grade was good enough, 9 out of 10 although I never enter any competition due to financial difficulty. This issue was my obstacle to continue pursue Science in university. In the end I took Diploma in Banking and Finance, a cheap major yet credible enough. I'm aware that my shot to be a "rocket driver" :) is unattainable anymore, but I still want to work in that field (designing rockets, programming ISS, etc). Therefor, I need to keep my Math skill sharp (hence my decision to take quant finance). But also I cannot ignore the need to earn money. Not only for day-to-day living but also paying the loan for my study. From what I've heard, hedge fund managers is a lucrative job nowadays. Hedging involves mathematics quiet a lot, but I'm not sure with this fact. Is Quantitave finance worth enough considering my situation? Is this job/field stable enough for at least until 5 years later? (it takes 3 years for Bsc and hopefully I'll apply next year) And most important thing is, if after I finish Bsc and take Master in science, will there be a big gap between science/engineering and quant-fin in term of numerical skills? My experience is people from Science background study business/social science easier than business to science. If there's any alternatives, please share. Thank you :) ps: my A level further math is B. so math background is good.