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Should I attempt to be a physicist or an engineer?

  1. Nov 11, 2009 #1

    Okay, here's the problem.

    I am interested in studying physics in school, and most of the engineering courses don't appeal to me. Sometimes I dream about being like the next Einstein or something. lol :)

    But after I were to publish/research a theory in physics, I imagine that I'd get tired of research and want to design something. But what purpose could I serve as an engineer, building some new device or something, just living out my life... any thoughts?

    Is there any future in being a theoretical physicist or a mathematical physicist? Is there anything I could do as an engineer to benefit humanity? :)

    BTW, if I studied engineering, I might lean toward electrical engineering or computer hardware engineering maybe. :)
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  3. Nov 12, 2009 #2


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