My youngest daughter was a music major in college. Half way through, she slipped on ice and fractured a wrist bone that caused her to give up playing the clarinet because of the pain. She ultimately graduated with a BS in Animal Behavior which probably earns a little more than the average music major - especially the performing arts these days.I've had a number of private students that started college as music performance or education majors. 75% changed majors to music production. It's much easier (when you've grown up with computers) to "make music" on a keyboard. It's heartbreaking to me.
She makes music on her computer and has impressed me with her complex orchestral compositions.