I've read that a lot of physics and math PhDs work in finance, and they make a lot of money. I've also read that a Masters in financial engineering is the best finance path that's similar, but that they don't easily get positions/jobs that physics and math PhDs are able to because companies favor physics/math PhD intellect as opposed to formal finance training like a Masters in financial engineering because physics and math PhDs are smarter, solve problems better, have better independent research training, and learn much faster than people with just finance degrees. I am starting my first year of college, but I will be entering as a sophomore since I already have 30 college credits taken during high school so I need to choose a major ASAP because I've already taken linear algebra, the entire introductory calculus and physics sequences, and have registered for real analysis and electromagnetism courses (along with a bunch of general education classes) because I don't know what I want to major in yet. I will have to start choosing specific courses for what path I want to take the following semester since I am running out of "general" or "vague" classes to take and I think a double major would be too much for me to handle. So can anyone confirm/deny the rumors that I've heard in my first paragraph?