Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:Oh boy, nothing pisses off lawyers or future lawyers more than talking about how unfathomably shitty legal careers are compared to medical careers. Lawyers in general don't like to be told they are inferior/wrong about stuff, and they DEFINITELY won't acknowledge that their careers are a joke compared to people who do shit that actually matters, like saving lives.
There's a vast swath of dumbasses who law schools graduate every year. These dumbasses are allowed to pass a hilariously easy test called the bar exam and hold themselves out as "professionals." This mass of dumbasses drags down the average salaries of attorneys and makes attorneys have to work incredibly long, hard hours to make money that even comes close to what an average doc makes working half the number of hours.
Who said anything about wanting to do something that matters? I sure don't.
I just want a relatively chill life of little "real" work, except making a lot more money than I do now (like what I imagine people in business/finance to do, which is a lot of bullshit).
If you're family med/internal med/psych, you might as well just killself cause you aren't making any money but you have 400k in loans. If you're in a specialty - there's only a handful that sound tolerable, like maybe anesthesiology/dermatology/oncology. Surgery is too much work/stressful; no reasonable human being wants to touch dirty private parts for a living (like in OBGYN); radiology sounds awfully boring and is being outsourced - and honestly, who the hell wants to stare at X-rays all day?
Basically the only "chill" focuses in medicine where you do low stress work for reasonable hours are the low paying ones and/or dermatology which is too hard to get.
I just want a job where I do little to no real work (just do bullshit) and get paid a lot of money....I just want to be independently wealthy. At this point, I think running a business doing whatever you want >>>>>>>>>>>>>> working a "profession".