Hello everyone, I am a 18 yo senior. I love music. I always loved music. I never really considered a job in the music industry because I was scared I would never make any money. Now Im not a money is all that matters kinda guy but I want to make a good liveing. Ive always loved working with my hands and science and stuff like that so I figured I would be an engineer. Problem is I hate math. Im ok with regular math and algebra but calculus and advanced trig make me want to go be a lumberjack or a ditch digger so I wont have to think anymore. Although a lumberjack dosnt sound that bad, big bushy bear, big muscles from swinging an axe all day, and if I get hungry and dont feel like buying meat I could just go eat a squirrel. But I digress..... The other week I was at our schools showchoir competition and hung out with the soundguys all day. I realized that I wanted to do what they were doing. I did some research though and it seems like if you have a steady job then your ok but Im not sure if it would be worth the effort and low pay. I would love to be in a working band or mayby a session player (Im great at sight reading not so much memorizing so this may be better then being in a band) but I dont think I can handle that little of job security. A music teacher I wouldnt mind but not with the state of education these days every teacher Ive talked to says not to. I have also thought about being a repairman for instruments or gear but it dosnt seem to pay very well. So does anyone have any suggestions or comments? Any info from actual sound engineers whether recording or live would be appreciated. I really want to do something active like play or mix music or make things. Also I would like a career where 40-50,000 a year isnt unrealistic in the future. Ps I live in Indiana and have 21 centuary scholars which gives me 4 years tuition at any public school in the state or the equivalent if I go private. Not sure if it would cover vocational though.