Thank you very much. I have encouraged him to be sure and ask a lot of questions to the college counselor and use them as much as he can and make them regret ever wanting to be a counselor because it is very likely that if he doesn't ask questions, they will not be much help. It shouldn't be that way, but too often, that is the case. I shared with him an experience I had in college. I told him that I love Biology and I really wanted to major in it. Sadly, it was not until I needed my last 5 classes when I realized that for these 5 classes, each class was going to require frequent field trips that were 26 miles away or more, depending on the class. And by frequent, I mean 3 times a week for a whole semester for each and every one of the 5 classes. To me, this was a hassle. So, I ended up having to change my major because I love Biology, but I do not love it that bad. I was very upset that the counselor did not think "Majoring in Biology will require frequent field trips. Some people might not be O.K. with that. I better let him know about this so that in the event he is not O.K. with it, he can change his major right now instead of finding out later when he has wasted a lot of time." I told my friend's son "don't let this happen to you." I told him that counselors should care about seeing things that you don't see and warning you about them, but the truth of the matter is that most of them don't care. I also told him too that going to a trade school and learning a skill can sometimes take you just as far as a college education can or even farther sometimes. I told him about a documentary that I saw in Fox News once about a company in Pennsylvania that very often has job vacancies that are unfilled as long as a year and a half. Why were these vacancies not being filled? Because while there were many applicants with college degrees that were trying to apply for any kind of job they could get, these college degree applicants did not know a skill, and the unfilled job vacancies that were unfilled for so long were job vacancies like for a welder, carpenter, electrician, plumber, and so forth. They interviewed a young man fresh out of high school that worked with this company in a job that paid him $21.00 per hour and he said that he has a brother with a Master's Degree that is unemployed. What helped this young man fresh out of high school? In high school, he took classes like Electrical Welding, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Auto Body, TV/VCR/DVD repair, and so forth and he was very skilled after graduating from high school. I also shared with my friend's son that my father told me that during The Great Depression, there were 3 industries that still thrived despite The Great Depression: The Beauty Salons, The Health/Medical Field, and The Movie Theatres. I told my friend's son that maybe he might consider Cosmotology and study to be a stylist. I also told him too that there are some medical fields too both in college and trade schools that are just 2 years long and pay very well and that sometimes the medical field includes office jobs where you handle patient records and all of that. However, when he asked me if the new healthcare law would compromise the medical field in anyway, all I could answer was "I don't know. I'm hearing mixed messages on that topic." Finally, especially since he likes movies a lot, I told him that he might want to look into whether or not that if he were to start working in a minimum wage job at the movie theatre, if it's possible for him to work his way up to a manager position that would pay well. Since he also likes music, I shared with him my experience in college when I took Music Appreciation that I really became appreciative of Classical Music, and I told him that who knows that if he might get to like Classical Music too. I told him that one of the basics in college is to choose between Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation. I asked him that if he can get to like Classical Music, does he think that would lead him to a career in Music. But he just remains undecisive. So, that's where it stands. But at least now he has a lot of information to ponder on to hopefully help him in making the right choice. Thanks again for your help.