I'm a Junior, about to be a Senior, majoring in Physics at a California State University. I am terrified about my career prospects. I am a fairly good student (3.5 GPA) and really love physics. I've taken Quantum I, Modern Physics, Thermodynamics and a couple E&M classes and I have enjoyed all of them. I dabble in astronomy as a hobby and am interested in science in general. I don't want to go to grad school. I love learning about Physics but I don't know if I can stand putting my life on hold for six years to keep learning. I would like to work in a lab or do some sort of electronics/mechanical design work, but my degree isn't in engineering. I am not financially in a position to move to an E.Eng. or M.Eng. major this late in the game, nor do I want to spend another two years playing catch up. I don't want to seem like somebody blaming the world for their problems, but I have been told for the last twenty years of my life that a bachelors in any science degree would guarantee me a bright future. Obviously, that isn't the case. I'm really just stuck between a rock and a hard place here. I can either graduate next year and face a job market that hates any resume without "engineering" on it or I can suffer through six years of grad school, assuming that I can even get into one (and then face the exact same job market). Many of you are involved in industry, academia and other careers that you have built with a degree in Physics. Perhaps you can share your experiences, or maybe some encouragement and a push in the right direction?