This is just too risky for me!

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This is just too risky for me!

Postby whattheheck » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:03 pm

After looking at several reports about the bleak economy and knowing that law school would leave me in a debt bucket of at least 160 grand once completed, I've decided to wait it out and pursue another career for the time being. I can't imagine putting myself or my family in that position without a guarantee of a job paying no less then 90 grand. Too risky for me. So I will put this down for now and come back when the odds are not so high. Good luck to you all and I will see you guys later.

Physician Assistant, Here I come!!!!!!

Susan_Walid
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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Susan_Walid » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:07 pm

What type of background do you need to go to PA school? Can a Poli sci major go?

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby whattheheck » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:17 pm

It doesn't matter what background you have. You just need the pre reqs to apply. There are some programs that offer a B.S in P.A or your masters. It will take me a year to rack up the pre reqs but at least I know that one I finish I will have a good wage for all my efforts. And also I will be going the suny/cuny route so debt is not the issue.

One year of anatomy, chem and math are the usual requirements.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:33 pm

Tough to give up on that dream of being a lawyer, but I'm sure physician's assistants do a lot of the same work.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:53 pm

whattheheck wrote:It doesn't matter what background you have. You just need the pre reqs to apply. There are some programs that offer a B.S in P.A or your masters. It will take me a year to rack up the pre reqs but at least I know that one I finish I will have a good wage for all my efforts. And also I will be going the suny/cuny route so debt is not the issue.

One year of anatomy, chem and math are the usual requirements.


What was your undergraduate degree in and are you getting the pre-req's from a post-baccalaureate program?

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:04 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Tough to give up on that dream of being a lawyer, but I'm sure physician's assistants do a lot of the same work.


Ha!

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby NiccoloA » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:40 pm

whattheheck wrote:After looking at several reports about the bleak economy and knowing that law school would leave me in a debt bucket of at least 160 grand once completed, I've decided to wait it out and pursue another career for the time being. I can't imagine putting myself or my family in that position without a guarantee of a job paying no less then 90 grand. Too risky for me. So I will put this down for now and come back when the odds are not so high. Good luck to you all and I will see you guys later.

Physician Assistant, Here I come!!!!!!



I'm thankful my major comes from a field that has a 22% growth rate with a decent chance of making some good money.

If LSAT doesn't go well/schools don't offer me discounts, I have a back-up plan.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby 071816 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:42 pm

Pussy. jk

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby mrtoren » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:41 am

chimp wrote:Pussy. jk

Weeding out the weak. Darwinism. Survival of the fittest.

Hopefully this continues.

[P.S. All kidding aside, that's actually a pretty solid alternative]

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby JenDarby » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:50 am

whattheheck wrote:Physician Assistant, Here I come!!!!!!

The fact that you are so easily willing to select a career based on minimal prerequisites and expediency of getting in the entry level door pretty much summarizes why you should never go to law school.

Though, according to all the infomercials it's a rapidly expanding field with zero risk of unemployment.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:53 am

Have you ever worked in healthcare? It's definitely not for everyone. I'd go shadow a PA or two before committing to a program.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby DAC » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:35 pm

whattheheck wrote:After looking at several reports about the bleak economy and knowing that law school would leave me in a debt bucket of at least 160 grand once completed, I've decided to wait it out and pursue another career for the time being. I can't imagine putting myself or my family in that position without a guarantee of a job paying no less then 90 grand. Too risky for me. So I will put this down for now and come back when the odds are not so high. Good luck to you all and I will see you guys later.

Physician Assistant, Here I come!!!!!!


Being a PA is a good gig, as long as you did some shadowing and are certain of your interests:

"Physician assistants expressed the most satisfaction with the amount of responsibility, support from coworkers, job security, working hours, supervision, and task variety... Most physician assistants were also satisfied with pay and fringe benefits."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1381814/

Nevertheless, no profession is perfect - you may find yourself wanting more autonomy, but perhaps not.

Also, the healthcare arena is doing pretty well and, for the most part, recession proof [in comparison to the overwhelming majority of alternative sectors]. The money is good (close to 6 figures, regular working hours) for the amount of investment by the student (2-3 years).

However, like most fields, the volume of graduates getting pumped into the market is increasing annually -- so the time to make your move is now, not later.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:38 pm

JenDarby wrote:
whattheheck wrote:Physician Assistant, Here I come!!!!!!

The fact that you are so easily willing to select a career based on minimal prerequisites and expediency of getting in the entry level door pretty much summarizes why you should never go to law school.

Though, according to all the infomercials it's a rapidly expanding field with zero risk of unemployment.


You are aware that there are zero prerequisites for going to law school?

Edit: A pulse is necessary.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby JenDarby » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:47 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
whattheheck wrote:Physician Assistant, Here I come!!!!!!

The fact that you are so easily willing to select a career based on minimal prerequisites and expediency of getting in the entry level door pretty much summarizes why you should never go to law school.

Though, according to all the infomercials it's a rapidly expanding field with zero risk of unemployment.


You are aware that there are zero prerequisites for going to law school?

Edit: A pulse is necessary.

I never implied otherwise. That was a really high quality assessment of my comment though.

OP specifically championed the field based on the easy prereqs.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby NYC Law » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:52 pm

I'm disappointed by the lack of a cool story bro this late into the thread.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:08 pm

NYC Law wrote:I'm disappointed by the lack of a cool story bro this late into the thread.


Posts by Quakeroats have been using my entire supply of CSBs.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:09 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
whattheheck wrote:Physician Assistant, Here I come!!!!!!

The fact that you are so easily willing to select a career based on minimal prerequisites and expediency of getting in the entry level door pretty much summarizes why you should never go to law school.

Though, according to all the infomercials it's a rapidly expanding field with zero risk of unemployment.


You are aware that there are zero prerequisites for going to law school?

Edit: A pulse is necessary.

I never implied otherwise. That was a really high quality assessment of my comment though.

OP specifically championed the field based on the easy prereqs.

1L at UF being sassy, why?

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Moomoo2u » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:12 pm

NYC Law wrote:I'm disappointed by the lack of a cool story bro this late into the thread.


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JenDarby
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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby JenDarby » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:15 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:1L at UF being sassy, why?

I am not who you think I am.

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bport hopeful
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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:17 pm

SUNY FTW

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JenDarby
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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby JenDarby » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:18 pm

bport hopeful wrote:SUNY FTW

Unless they advertise on off channels in the middle of the night, I'm not impressed.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:19 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:1L at UF being sassy, why?

I am not who you think I am.


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Good luck, OP.

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Jack Smirks » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:33 pm

JenDarby wrote:I am not who you think I am.

Image

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:39 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:1L at UF being sassy, why?

I am not who you think I am.

Image

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Re: This is just too risky for me!

Postby Gotti » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:50 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:1L at UF being sassy, why?

I am not who you think I am.

Image

LOL what is this




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