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Unsure of what career path to choose?

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Right, I'm currently unsure of what career path I want to take.
I'm currently in undergrad math taking all the possible physics modules.

Here's the thing - I find doing experiments boring. I find doing pure math problems very boring. I'd probably find research pretty boring too.
However, I adore doing physics problems with math, no matter what kind of math is involved.
Take the book University Physics by Young and Freedman. Reading the chapters learning about the physics isn't what interests me, it's doing all of the problems at the end of the chapters that I find extremely enjoyable, and I don't care how much math or physics phenomena have to be learned to solve the problems.

Is there any career which basically consists of just solving physics problems?
 

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you could be the guy who solves all the problems in physics text books
 
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The trick might be to figure out why it is you like solving the problems compared to other aspects of the field. It's possible that your labs to this point just haven't been challenging or exciting enough - you can only get so excited about pendulums and standing waves on a string.

There are a lot of careers that involve problem solving to one extent or another, but in real life the problems and all the information you need to solve them are generally not given to you in a combination of a paragraph and an illustration, and the answers aren't available for you to check in the back of the book.
 
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I don't have labs - I'm a math undergrad but I'm taking physics modules.

I'm aware of that. I was think about Aerospace Engineering or something similar, perhaps specialising in Fluid Mechanics or something like that..?
 

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