thelawdoctor wrote:SouthernSoul wrote:lawhopeful10 wrote:I really don't know much what he does, something about running hospitals, but this family friend of my aunt's got both his law degree and medical degree. They met him in the Cayman's on vacation. The guy lives in PA with a house that has like 12 bathrooms, and he has a sick vacation condo in the Cayman's, basically hes balling. This is obviously anecdotal and idk what the usual career trajectory is for people getting both degrees.
Maybe he got into healthcare administration and is a for-profit health system CEO, JD/MD is a combination that could possibly land you a career as a hospital or hospital system CEO/COO/President/VP. A high level hospital administrator can make anywhere from $150K-$500K a year at a not-for-profit hospital to several millions if you're an admin for a for-profit health system, especially in the corporate office because of bonuses and stock options that come with for-profit systems.
Healthcare administration is actually a good alternative for someone who wants to be in healthcare for the $$$, but doesn't want to be a physician, physicians assistant, or go to school for more than two years. Just make sure you go to a top MHA program.
So you'd suggest getting a doctor of health care admin instead?
Naw, I'd just suggesting getting into a top Masters of Healthcare Administration program. Actually, a great combination would be a nursing degree AND an MHA. Clinical experience is increasingly being favored in healthcare administration. But that's probably too much... I'd just suggest someone with a JD go get an MHA and work for the corporate office of a large for-profit health system.