Olivia Hess Posted almost 3 years ago I cannot decide what to do in my life... Help please... Yash, I am a university professor and can tell you first hand that physics professors, at least in the US, are highly valued and make enough money to live comfortable lives. And of course, the better the work of the physicist, the more highly paid and well regarded he or she is. Follow your passion and see where it takes you. I agree with those who tell you to remain flexible; life unfolds in unexpected ways and one does need to be alert for signs and signals along the road that can lead you to the next place. Maybe your love of physics will blossom into something else. But do what you love and be yourself. Work hard and see what happens. The rest will come with time. Good luck.