Originally Posted by mike868y
rft: i hate my major so much. i love science, I love learning about science, going to talks, etc. but research is so monotonous. i don't love it enough to dedicate my life to spending obscene hours in the lab. there are plenty of people who are and good for them, but i'm not one of them. so now i'm in my junior year of undergrad with a very specific skill/knowledge set that i don't want to use at all and no clue what i want to do with my life. so yeah.
i just want a completely average 9-5 job so that I can live my life outside of work. work to live not live to work concept.
agree with what 4est said, at the end of the day you'll have a science (?) degree, that doesn't mean you have
to do your concentration for the rest of your life, I'm sure there are more career prospects out there than just research.
even beyond that, many companies look for people with a degree, and don't care so much what its in. I work at a finance firm and did an accounting degree so that fits quite well, but I have a friend who works there who did a photography degree, and my manager has a degree in marine biology. just sayin.