blazeitOne more year to go to college, i want to be a physicist. Physics really interests me. Does anyone here know what it is to be a physicist?
I graduated last year with a degree in electrical engineering with a focus in quantum physics and now work in an applied physics lab. If you love theorizing about modern physics by all means be a physics major but as others have said the job prospects are limited. Basically professors, researchers, etc. The path I took allowed me to learn a ton of physics in my undergrad while also learning more marketable engineering skills and getting a more marketable degree. Read into what electrical engineering actually is before you apply, because there is a misnomer that it is mostly doing circuits. I've never been interested in circuits so I took my required two courses four years ago and haven't touched one since. Instead I learned about much more interesting things that also fall under the umbrella of EE: wave theory, optics, control theory, quantum (debatable if quantum counts under ee, I took a few of my upper level electives from the physics department ayyyy)
Hopefully this is helpful. I'm always happy to talk to people going into physics/ee/ce