juzam_djinn wrote:holy crap that OP was ridiculous
your wife's outcome ain't bad but it ain't great either; many T10 grads end up better off than that
but yeah, majority of doctors have objectively better situations than the vast majority of lawyers
doesn't matter though, work is work and all non-pro athlete jobs are inferior HTH
Yes, many do. But my guess(and hers) is that she is probably above the median in terms of outcomes relative to the rest of her class.
Plus, the jury is still very much out on whether or not she(and the rest of her class which has still managed to hang in there) will stick long long term. After you transition out of biglaw to inhouse(or wherever), there is still lots of pressure and uncertainty. She reminds me everyday that there are a not trivial number of 40 yo attorneys in her line of work who go off and do something else, even after they've been in house somewhere awhile....either by choice or not.
yeah agreed, the stability of medicine is by far its biggest selling point. law is getting more and more brutal, as if it wasn't bad enough already
but here's a point for all those deciding b/w law, med, or biz school OR deciding on any one of them...just always remember that you're NOT SPECIAL and that there are lots of people out there who were smart enough to do your jobs but weren't fortunate enough to have the resources or simply went down a different path
if you truly adopt that perspective, you'll be less likely to feel sorry for yourself regardless of what path you choose :/