At 17, a kid shouldn't know exactly what they want to be when they "grow-up", or rather, enter college. I don't know exactly where to begin. As a fact, I've spoken with a couple people in these forums about bass lutherie, but I don't feel like that would encompass exactly what I could find myself doing everyday. Too much wood work. And yet, I don't want to be a professional performer as a full time job, yet I do want to be as professional and good as possible--and I mean that. Then I thought of being an acoustical engineer or musical mathemetician or even a recording studio technician. Other than that, I could just go to college, get a history major of some kind and see what jobs I could find that just want people from college, not of a particular major. And I wouldn't mind doing a job that isn't music related as long as I like it. I'm just asking for some information or websites that can give me an idea of the many post-college, intellectual but musical jobs there are out there. I don't mean that being a non-college music profession is not intellectual, but maybe something having closer to do with the sciences of sound. Thanks in advance.