(I am not exactly sure if this question is supposed to go here, but it seems like the appropriate place for it.)
Hello Scientific Community,
I am soon graduating from high school and, as everyone does, I am searching for something to study at college. I have always wanted to study straight forward physics, but recently I have been having problems finding the application (possible jobs) of a physicist. My parents are trying to push me towards mechanical engineering, but I am trying to convince them I can get a decent job studying physics. They hate the idea of having me become a teacher, so that is out of question. I know many of the members in the community have studied physics, and I would like all of you out there to please help me making a short description of your job and it`s availability. If you know of any other jobs apart from the one you are on, feel free to list them.
Thanks a lot for the help
P.S: I live in a country were not many resources are spent on scientific investigation. If you work in some kind of job on applied physics, please answer, at least a short response. Still make an answer if you are some kind of investigator for anyone else that reads the thread in the future.