By my question I mean is this something that I should realistically consider a goal? A little about me, I'm currently a Senior in high school, well, at least I'm about to be because the school year hasn't begun yet. I'm really considering becoming a mechanical engineer because I love math and science and love building things. Right now I'm working as a mechanic, in hopes that I'll get somewhat used to the environment of learning how mechanical things work. Hopefully that makes sense... I want to someday hopefully find a job working as in engineer in somewhere like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Space X, etc, or some car manufacturers. I know it doesn't sound very realistic but at least I have some sort of goal to look forward to. Is this something I can realistically look forward to or should I pursue something different? I want to know the opinion of someone on this forum rather than the opinion of unsupportive parents you know. Thanks.