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    Is it worth doing a Phsyics degree just because I enjoy physics but don't have a 'dream career' or any idea what I would do afterwards.
    Would it be better to do an engineering degree which still has many aspects that I enjoy/am good at but with the main reason that it may be easier to get a (higher paying) job afterwards?
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    (Original post by paigeturner)
    Is it worth doing a Phsyics degree just because I enjoy physics but don't have a 'dream career' or any idea what I would do afterwards.
    Would it be better to do an engineering degree which still has many aspects that I enjoy/am good at but with the main reason that it may be easier to get a (higher paying) job afterwards?
    I think you should study what your actually interested in. If your interested in it and you complete your degree whatever job you end up getting you will be happy and successful at it.
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    (Original post by paigeturner)
    Is it worth doing a Phsyics degree just because I enjoy physics but don't have a 'dream career' or any idea what I would do afterwards.
    Would it be better to do an engineering degree which still has many aspects that I enjoy/am good at but with the main reason that it may be easier to get a (higher paying) job afterwards?
    Engineering doesn't open up anything else outside of engineering that physics doesn't. If you aren't particularly interested in an actual career in engineering then physics would be a better bet, given that it's something you enjoy.
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    If you go to a decent uni, physics has better or at least as good prospects as engineering. If you truly enjoy physics, do physics. I made the same choice a short while ago, and I am not regretting it thus far. Physics is much more interesting, specially if you're into maths and theory stuff.
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    (Original post by oShahpo)
    If you go to a decent uni, physics has better or at least as good prospects as engineering. If you truly enjoy physics, do physics. I made the same choice a short while ago, and I am not regretting it thus far. Physics is much more interesting, specially if you're into maths and theory stuff.
    The overall chances of getting employed are similar but you're much less likely to go into a relevant field. A lot of engineering courses will have >50% going into engineering professions, you can't say the same about Physics and scientific professions, highest I've seen is 30%.
 
 
 
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