I have made a similar post to this in the past, but it was a very long time ago, and my perspective on the issue has changed since then, so I felt this post could be helpful. I have just finished my second year of college; during those two years I've nearly completed my Associate's degree in Engineering at my local community college. I plan to take a few more classes (because they are so much cheaper) at CC, and then transfer to a four year university. Here's the problem: Although I have completed most of the necessary coursework for the first two years of an Engineering degree, I am not completely sure that I want to study Engineering. I find that I am genuinely more interested in the material presented to me in my physics and mathematics courses than I am in say a mechanics of materials course. You may be asking yourself, "So why not pursue a degree in physics or mathematics?" I am apprehensive to do so because I am unsure that I will be able to get a job researching/teaching either of those subjects, which is what I would want to do if I obtained degrees in them. With engineering, I am basically guaranteed a well paying job in the part of the country I live in, which is really, really hard to pass up. The question is would it be a job that I would enjoy? So that's my dilemma, do I pursue one of my passions, and possibly throw away a chance at a great job, or take the safer route and possibly end up in a career that I don't enjoy? P.S. I have read most of the pinned threads regarding this topic. TL;DR: I am unsure of what field of study to pursue: Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics. I have completed the first two years of my engineering education and would like advice on which subject to study when I transfer to a four year university.