I soooooo want to be a pilot, that I am even taking a degree in aviation, and thus have no substitute job except for an aviation one - Soaringadi
You should consider doing a double major and/or a few minors. That's what I'm doing right now. My major is in aviation flight management with minors in aviation administration, aircraft dispatch, and business. I'm still contemplating if I'm going to go with a full major in the aviation administration. Odds are I'll keep it as a minor.
I certainly applaud your enthusiasm, however getting a aviation degree and nothing else is a little foolish. I mean no offense by that statement at all, but you should always have something to fall back on. I will admit, things are looking way up for the future, however a job as a pilot can all to easily get pulled out from underneath you and leave you flat on your ass. The economic condition of the U.S aside, there is still recurrent training, line checks, sim evals, and the always dreaded medical exams.
I was talking to a CFI around the time I was picking classes for my first semester of college. Although I was already considering it, he told me that if I don't get education in other subject areas that I shouldn't worry too much. I would still be able to have a job talking over a radio if aviation didn't work out. My radio communications would just be simplified down from complex ATC instructions to "would you like fries with that?"
I don't want to discourage you and make you cringe at the thought of taking more classes and potentially spending another one to two semesters in school, but the decision to get experience in other career fields is a very wise choice. It could make a real difference in your quality of life someday. Plus, it would probably be something that would look good on your resume to the airlines.
Right rudder....Right rudder...Come on, more right rudder....Right rudder......Aw forget it, I quit!!