Which will be the best Choice Within Ten Years?? Right now, I'm sudying in ninth grade, but I get too worried about what to study and which field I want to work in. Mabey I'm getting a bit too crazy about this, but I think it will be good to make up my mind beforehand. I've shortlisted five things I might want to study, and later work in. Here they are: Aeronautical Engineering and Avionics (Probably a dual degree) Marine Engineering(What exactly am I gonna do... will I get to design my own ships?) Robotech Engineering and Autonomics (What's the difference between the two? Should I get a dual degree, and is it possible for a person to work in a space agency with a degree of this kind?) Geochemical Research (Basically stuff related to the environment. Mabey I mean renewable energy engineering here...) Astrophysics (I know this is the hardest thing ever. But my main question is, how can I work in this field? What exactly will I be doing?) Ok, that was the list of the various degrees I might want to take. But how I plan to choose these depends on these few guidlines I've set here, in order of their importance to me: How exciting the job will be. That is, I want to do something innovative, not repeat what other's have already done. In other words, what will be the scope of developmnt of the field I will work in, after eight to ten years? How high-paying will my job be? (C'mon guys, we all love moolah!) And finally, what will my work be in the society? In other words, the fame, and, if not the fame, then the importance, of my job. I know this is probably the longest opening post ever, but please help me. I know it'll be too much to answer all my questions at once, but please help me as much as you can. What might make it easier is that you just rank my choices according to the guidlines I've given. Thanks, and any help will be highly appreciated.