vanwinkle wrote:The truly important thing about the medicine-vs-law debate is that the high-six-figures jobs in medicine are permanent stable positions while many of the jobs in BigLaw are associate positions where you have to make partner in a certain time or you're gone. Lots of the people in law who "make six figures" don't make it for very long. A huge number of the people in medicine who get high-paying jobs are able to keep them long term.
Yeah, so, V20 partner can make 7 figures. But given the small odds of making V20 partner for even the random CCN 0L, I think you're much more likely to end up in a stable high-six-figure income if you go to med school than if you go to law school, no matter which law school you go to.
Definitely agree, but this conversation started from "You see a guy in a fancy car, what percentage of his salary did it cost?" not "where should I go to grad school, all else being equal?"