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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    I have always been very interested and passionate about Aerospace Engineering and knew i was going to a degree(s) in it and become a aeronautical/astronautical engineer(forgive me for incorrect syntax if applicable)...

    Recently i have been reflecting upon my choice and confirming that is what i want to do for the rest of my life...

    I already know that is what i want to do but as i said i am just confirming so...

    i am currently at the start of Y11...

    I am one of the top in my class,predicted most A*'s and A's and do computing at GCSE and do many Extra curricular and also many related to Engineering....
    I am truly passionate about the subject and would like to study it at Cambridge...

    HOWEVER,my dad is a surgeon and he says that the career is OK and is not encouraging nor discouraging me to go into...But my mum and other relatives are insisting/persuading me to go into medicine and become a doctor/surgeon?

    I much prefer and i absolutely love/am obsessed with AE(Aerospace Engineering) and very talented at it and also at maths and sciences...

    However,my parents say that i am smart enough for medicine and thus i should go for it(I know) and that it is a more noble professions and finally that it pays better(IS THIS TRUE,I THOUGH Aerospace Engineering WAS VERY WELL PAYING???)

    What should i do,They are happy with AEbut i'm very confused as even though AE is almost part of me i fear there words may be better than mine due to experience???

    Also,i would like to work at ESA or NASA when i'm older as a astronautical engineer...How realistic is this and will be able to do this/accomplish this if i go to a top university...

    Also,do you need work experience for engineering and if so where and how and FYI i live in the UK.
    Any other advice will also be greatly appreciated...Thanks!
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