Greetings, my name is Ali and I live in Sweden. I've had quite the depression these couple of weeks, if not months. I've been thinking a lot about my future and I can't get my mind to make a decision. I want to become a physicist but the problem that keeps my away from becoming that is the salary. Please don't get me wrong, I couldn't care less about the money itself but I'm worried that later on when I start a family, I wouldn't get enough for my kids education or buy a house etc. The other career that is interesting is medical doctor. In this career I wouldn't worry about the salary at all. Why physicist: I want to advance our knowledge in this field. I know quite much about physics at the moment. I'm actually building my own little Betatron. The thing that bothers me is quite much the salary only. I'm also interested in astrophysics. Why doctor: I love to advance humanities knowledge and helping humanity directly. A medical doctor fits in where I want to help people. So to my question: Which career should I choose and why? If there is any physicists here or astrophysicists would you mind telling me how long you have worked, how much you get and if you can atleast afford a house. :) Thanks for your answers. Edit: Sorry about the English, my grammar isn't that good atall.