Hello, new to the forum. I am currently in high school taking a full load of college classes through dual enrollment. I will graduate high school with an Associates of Science degree. I really enjoy math. It has always been my favorite subject. At the moment I am in Calculus 1 and it isn't so bad. It's my favorite class this semester. I am also in a Conceptual Physics class, which you all know, is basic physics. I enjoy that class too although not as much as calculus. To be honest it is a little boring.. I like more numbers and equations. My mother was a radiation therapist and that is how I heard about medical physics. From what I know about the demands of Medical Physics it sounds like a job that I could handle and maybe even enjoy. Although I would like to have a family and not be all about my career which is what Medical Physics sounds like to a certain extent. At least through the school years. Then there is the choice of going ahead and getting my PHD or sticking to my Masters. At this point I don't know much about research and how that works in the Medical Physics field so could someone explain what it takes to be a Medical Physicist that researches vs a Medical Physicist that is strictly clinical? And is there a lot of writing when doing research, like writing scholarly journal type of things for what you are researching on? Or is that a pretty small part of the actual research process. Basically, from the little that I have told you, would Medical Physics be a good fit for me? I like the idea of it a lot. The idea of being able to use math and physics every day and apply that to something in my life. It sounds fun. And from what I understand I would get to work alone a good portion of the time which I will also enjoy, although, I am decent at communication and getting along with people which is also really important. But when it comes to reality I have never actually seen a medical physicist in action. I have seen my mom work at her radiation therapist job and I could work in that same environment I believe. I would like your input and an explanation of what it means to be a Medical Physicist, the rewards it gives you, and what it feels like to work at such a job. Meaning do you feel accomplished and successful? Also, one last thing, from your experience going through school to be a Medical Physicist, would it be possible that I minor in computer science? Thank you! Sorry if this seems scattered and a little strange, I have a cold and it is making my brain a bit foggy and hard to focus on what exactly I'm trying to say.