Hello everyone! I'm a junior at the University of Michigan, currently on a path to double major in Physics and Astronomy, which would be followed by grad school for a Ph.d in astrophysics (if all goes well). My entire life I thought I wanted to be an astrophysicist, but I'm beginning to become more unsure by the day. The reason for this is that I've been involved in black hole research for the last year; while it's incredibly interesting, I don't see research as something I can be passionate about as a career. It seems to me that research is a LARGE part of astrophysics, not only in grad school, but as a career as well. Also, I'm not sure I can commit to how long grad school will take. What are other career options in astrophysics if any? I'm interested in telescopes. I find anything to do with light extremely interesting. So, who works on creating telescopes, all kinds? I feel that if I want to be able to design or create space related equipment, a degree in engineering would be helpful. Engineering would also not require a ph.d in the field in order to be employable. Any opinions over the matter would be helpful! Thanks!