I'm 100% sure I want to be an engineer, even though I haven't decided which discipline I wanna go in, I've narrowed them down. My question is though, how do I position myself for a job as an engineer who works on cutting edge tech? I want to work in industry no question, not interested in academic. I wanna work for a company, possibly start my own. The thing is, I love technology, I want to have a hand in creating future tech thats going to possibly change peoples lives. I'm not sure exactly what'd you call an engineer who works on cutting edge tech. An R&D Engineer? Design Engineer? I don't know, but what I'm asking is how do I best position myself to get a job as an in engineer in industry working on creating new technology? Keep in mind I'm only a junior in high school, but I've been looking at careers ever since I was in 8th. To me its not about the money really(I know it will come as an engineer), I'd get most of my joy from seeing what kind of effect a product I took part in the creation of has on peoples lives. I've been through the "I wanna be a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist cause they make six figures" phase, I want to be an engineer. The disciplines I've narrowed down to are: Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical. I know there are dozens of post like these, but any insight you have would be helpful, thanks.