Worries of a High School Junior

<p>Hi, I'm a junior in high school and I'm currently looking into schools and prospective majors. What i really want to do is something like engineering/applied physics, because it combines my love of physics and math and from what it seems gives me more options with what i want to do later in life. I was thinking about grad school in physics, applied physics, or some sort of engineering, but I haven't exactly planned out that far into my life yet. So my question is if the engineering/applied physics major would be a good choice for someone undecided in what their post undergrad years would look like. I'm also considering a double major or a minor in Comp Sci, because I've taken some comp sci classes in high school and seem to like it, and hear all over CC that it's great if you want to go straight into the workforce, again giving my options. Any help would be appreciated, and any suggestions, whether on the prospective majors or good colleges in these subjects would be great, thanks.</p>

<p>As a high-school junior, the ONLY thing you should be worried about is getting a kick-azz score on the SAT this Spring. Since the Math, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science programs are basically the same the first 2 years of college, you can wait until the end of your sophomore year to rethink your likes, strengths and job future.</p>

<p>Enjoy your last 3 semesters of high-school.</p>

<p>I'm not as much worried as i am curious about what the majors are like. I want to hear from other people who have taken these majors, what they are like, and how the job market is for them. I realized that the majors have very similar first year courses, which is why i was considering a double major or minor. Also, are double majors worth it? Do they help in the job market and grad school (if i want to go). And yea, i am worrying about my SATs, lol.</p>

<p>Certain double majors are relatively common and not that hard to do if you schedule carefully (e.g. math with any of physics, CS, statistics, or economics).</p>

<p>Job market wise, take a look at career surveys put out by some schools. Berkeley, Virginia Tech, and Cal Poly SLO have relatively detailed career surveys on their web sites.</p>