I was just reading this post : https://www.physicsforums.com/showt...ht=aerospace+engineering+physics+double+major "What does an aerospace engineer actually "Do"". I'm pretty much back and forth between physics and aerospace as a major, or possibly both (I'm a junior so its time to make a decision). I was reading that and it seems like an aerospace engineer in industry is going to sit at a computer in a cubicle running making models and analyzing results. Also I'm not sure if this is only for someone with an undergrad degree or somebody with a graduate degree as well, so if I am mistaken please correct me. I'm curious what a physicist would do. I realize thats a very broad question because theres so many different types of physicists and branches of study, but basically what would a theoretical physicist and an experimental physicist do on a day to day basis. Again, at the graduate degree level. I really want to do research (if it is what I think it is), but I'm not exactly sure what this entails. I've been talking to a professor in the engineering department and I think I'm going to be volunteering for one of his research projects in spring semester to get a better understanding of it. I hope I communicated the question well, I'm still just really confused about all this. I think I know the difference between what all these professions goals are, but I'm trying find out what they actually do every day. I don't want to do all this work, land a job, and find out its not quite what I was hoping for.