Hi all, I'm in a bit of a dilemma here. Long story short, in about a year from now I will be applying to university and I'll have to make the dreadful choice of selecting a major. Ideally I'd like to chose Physics, but I'm having doubts concerning job prospects. Our family has been financially struggling for as long as I can remember and the pressure is extremely high on me to chose something that's also beneficial on a financial scale. I'm hoping to pursue a PhD but that remains to be seen...but let us assume I opt for a PhD. I'm not asking to earn unreasonably high amount of money, I just want something comfortable to support a family. Here's what I'm wondering: (1) I know there are many statistics stating something along that only 1 out of 10 PhD graduates are eventually tenured. Outside of academia, what are the most financially stable options? (2) Is it even a viable option considering outside of academia, I mean do people actually find jobs elsewhere with a Physics degree. I've read how versatile a Physics degree can be, but is there any truth to this claim of versatility? (3) Lastly, what about a degree such as "Joint Honours Chemistry and Physics". Does that add any value to the degree or extend the scope of what I can do with it? I believe that's all for now, any suggestion/comment/advice is highly appreciated.