« on: October 20, 2010, 05:35:59 PM »
Nearly all doctors will still make $100k+ annually after residency; primary care, the lowest paid, typically start at $120k. They may feel like that's not much as most have lots of student loan debt (medical schools give very little aid outside of loans) but mostly I think they don't realize how little most lawyers make. Or, maybe they're just concerned about their future because of the new healthcare reforms.I really don't think med school is anymore of a guarantee. I was at a friends wedding these weekend and there were a lot of med students and they were saying oh it must be so nice to know you are going to make a ton of money as a lawyer. I thought ok well you don't know what you are talking about. I assumed med students would make a ton of money, but there situation is almost worse.It depends on which specialty they go into. A GP doesn't make shitloads. An anaesthesiologist makes shitloads no matter what. I forget what the other three golden specialties are, but any med student should be able to tell you.
Of course Obamacare may change all that. In other countries, doctors make squat, which explains why their medical care is so crappy.