I'm about two years into a BS in Materials Science & Engineering, but lately I've been wondering if it's really for me. It's some cool stuff, actually, but it's a lot of work for something I'm not too sure I'd be happy with in the long run. (Unless I ended up working on basses, somehow ) Just in case I decide to change, I've been thinking about what I'd change to (since obviously I don't want to bail if I have no alternate plan). I've developed an interest in certain types of wildlife-- primarly aquatic creatures and also various insects and arachnids. (I used to keep tarantulas and fish and such as a kid, and I'd forgotten how cool they were). I am trying to learn more about related professions-- what job availability is like, where people are employed, what they do on their job, if an MS or PhD is necessary, etc. If you're in the know on this, post or PM your thoughts to me; I'd appreciate it. My parents are all about "You'd be more financially set as an engineer." but I don't like that logic if I knew there were good job opportunities in another field I might enjoy more. (and I ain't bagging on engineering, it's neat, too).