I'm currently in my senior year of high school and am applying to colleges right now. I am trying to sort out majors and careers for my life ahead. When I was younger I thought that almost 100% I wanted to be either a pilot or an aerospace engineer. Now, I have basically ruled out being a commercial pilot- not that I wouldn't want to take it up privately later on in life though. Obviously I am an aviation buff and I get excited by the designs of next generation of aircraft such as the 787- especially the fuel efficiency aspect of them. I am not totally crazy about math and don't feel like getting bogged down in any details in a career. I would prefer to look at things in more of a big-picture design/management standpoint. Maybe that isn't something I would find in engineering, maybe it is- I'd like to know. Can anyone give me a realistic description of an aerospace engineering profession, especially working for a company such as Boeing or Bombardier? Can any engineers tell me how much they like it or what to expect?
Another side of me though feels like I should pursue more of a business degree and then possibly work for an aircraft manufacturer or an airline. Again, if anyone could comment on this path- it would be greatly appreciated.
Excuse me if this is meant for the civil aviation forum- I wasn't quite sure.