sadsituationJD wrote:Have you considered a DPT (Physical Therapy) degree? It's the same length as lawschool (3 years), and is a growth, in-demand industry with high pay and zero chance of being outsourced. My GF is applying to programs right now (she was a bio undergrad), and we hope that once she graduates we'll pretty much live off her income and I'll just be a stay-at-home dad & part time shitlawyer.
No, for the following reasons:
(1) Even if not outsourced, advances in technology may greatly diminish the need for physical therapists.
(2) A high demand for physical therapists may subsequently increase the number of people going into the field, thereby leading to a glut. This situation has happened in many fields before. Just look at the market for entry-level nurses.
(3) My earning potential with a degree from Columbia and IP background, if I get biglaw/boutique, is far, far better than physical therapy. Especially because CLS offered me a decent chunk of money.
(4) Health care reform may greatly drive the income of physical therapy.
And my strongest reason:
(5) I have no interest whatsoever working as a physical therapist because I would be dealing with baby boomers all day. I have no interest in looking after the generation that completely screwed my generation over. (This one is more of a joke since not all boomers are the same)
Miracle wrote:If you feel this way why do u plan on attending law school (not to be rude), but just asking.
I do not believe that law as a career is dead, but i do feel something needs to be done to make a change
According to his posts, he's not heading to law school. He's a boomer that works in a small firm, and he regularly utilizes outsourcing.
Jwb0711 wrote:I think it says a lot that the Chinese want their law students to be eligible to take various bar exams in America, while at the same time it is virtually impossible for a non Chinese national to be able to take their bar.
Kinda like what they are doing to us in "free trade".
Smooth China, smooth.
Seriously. The whole concept of free trade was started so the U.S. could sell to other countries. It isn't free trade if only one side is abiding by the rules. I'm glad the ABA didn't accredit foreign schools, but they did not for all the wrong reasons.
Millennials of the world, unite!