Why doesn't everyone here just become a doctor or dentist?
Guaranteed $200k+ salary and easy to start your own business after a while. I don't even think dentists have to go through much schooling, either.
Why go through all of this trouble of working 100+ hours a week at an investment banking unpaid internship just so you could land a $100k job with a low chance of you ever becoming the boss?
It's not that easy, for medicine there's always A LOT of people that want to get in, making it more difficult. Also that's not for everyone, i almost vomit when i see a stranger's blood, much less touching them or something
>why doesn't everyone just become the king of wageslaves?
Probably because most eventually realise the terrible mistake they've made and want to kill themselves.
Good jobs don't pay $200k+
You would genuinely make more money leaving school to become a bricklayer and investing all of your money in biotech ETFs.
If you started at 16, contributed $250 a month to the ETF, then in 10 years assuming 30% which is not totally unreasonable considering how fast growing that industry is and will be, you will be $150,000 ahead in the fund alone, while your medic or dentist will be that much in debt and starting out on $30-50k, plus they will be working much longer hours than you, and the job is messy and fucking stressful, while you are just laying a bunch of bricks while listening to your tunes.
Then you transfer your investment over to something else like the Nasdaq-100, and whatever the medics and dentists do, they will never be able to catch up with your investments and you will be retired long before they will be.
Final year med student at an elite Amurrican med school here.
I am on the /biz/ board. That says a lot. 10% of my class are doing a Wharton MBA. Everyone else realizes there's no money to be made in medicine. Basically like someone else posted, we're just higher-rate wageslaves. Those "glamorous" surgeons making $500,000 a year? They're working 100hr/wk pumping through surgery after surgery while their wife cheats on them, their kids don't know them and just know how to spend daddy's money.
I grew up with sons/daughters of doctors, nobody ever talked about it or thought about it or wanted to do it. That tells you something too. The factors contributing to this are too complex and boring to discuss but basically look at the results.
Also: med school is insanely hard to get in to, toilsome for ~10yr (w/residency), society has decreasing respect/trust/pay for doctors, and for most common issues we'll be eliminated by Dr. Google in 10 years.
Dentists though... that's a good field if you don't care about what you do and just want max efficiency of hours worked to stable "guaranteed" salary.
>a bunch of nancies who think counting coins makes you a successful man don't understand why someone would work hard and sacrifice of themselves to help others
Shocking. But I do agree in regards to dentists OP. I think pharmacist would have been a better example than doctor. Do a bit of tough school then make bank counting pills.
Retard we're saying it's not worth it for the money, but rather if you really enjoy it
OP is just some underage troll saying "Lol why don't u just get 200k in debt and go to school for 10 years to make a lot of money?"
>>a bunch of nancies who think counting coins makes you a successful man don't understand why someone would work hard and sacrifice of themselves to help others
Kek. The only reason to go into medicine these days is to cash in on the fact that it's a legally mandated monopolistic union.
If you wanted to help people you'd go into science or get rich and fund unprofitable research into how to prevent illness rather than treating it one person at a time.
Go lookup the abnormally high suicide rates for those proffesions and then pause to think if a decade and a half of college right when youre at your most healthy and those around you are having the most fun and sex seems like the way to go.
But I wouldn't be having fun or sex anyway.
Also, I can see why people disagree with the idea of becoming a doctor, but I still haven't seen anything about dentists. They make good money guaranteed and all you have to do is go to dentist school.
You know why there's a meme about dentists killing themselves the most of any other profession, right?
Fucking around in people's mouthes causing them pain for 20+ years is not exactly a fun way to live.
Why do dentists have the highest suicide rate then? I never understood that metric. They seem to have a decently cushy job with a killer paid time off per year.
Is there really something that much more stressing about the mouth that people just can't take?
Causing people pain, hearing the sound of drilling every single day at work, seeing gross plague and teeth, fuckibg around with small instruments in peoples mouths. Gee what a fun profession!
I just google'd it and it seems more stressful than people realize.
>7ft x 9ft room for the entire day
>nobody to talk to
>often have to skip lunch
>$250k+ debt that they know they most likely won't pay off till their 30s
>traits that make someone a good dentist, such as perfectionism, are bad for stress
>have to deal with people scared of you