Hello everyone, let me introduce myself: you may call me Jorge (or George, whichever you fancy) and this is my first time posting on here, but I have been lurking around for about 2 or 3 months. Obviously I am in the 10th grade and is very unsure of what to do for the future. I have always been interested in Physics ever since I was 5 (16 right now) and slowly changed my interest from astrophysics to quantum physics. As of right now, I have not taken Calculus, but will self teach myself Pre-Calculus (Pre-Calculus by Sullivan 8th edition) and Calculus (Calculus by Gilbert Strang, free pdf from MIT OCW) before the end of this spring semester. I am not worried if it might be rigorous because mathematics has always been my forte, by far. Currently, I am enrolled in an Early College High School - meaning I get to take normal high school classes in my Freshman and Sophomore year and be enrolled as a full-time university student my Junior and Senior year. My local university happens to have a pretty good physics program; in fact, the ARICEBO radio telescope in Puerto Rico can be remotely controlled from there by students. Not sure if this is pretty common among universities or this is a blessing. I seem to be unsure of what to do with my physics degree - if I do manage to go after one, which is very likely - knowing how difficult it is to get a position in academia. I should mention that my parents are not too economically stable, so if I go after a degree - they say - it should in a field where I could get a job. Engineering is definitely something I have considered, albeit to a lesser extent than physics. If I do manage to go into engineering, I have decided it should be between biomedical and computer, for they are interesting to me. Please post some insightful comments to help me decide. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you. :) Edit: I forgot to mention: I have read the "You want to be a Physicist?" article.