My parents are both engineers. My mom has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, that's tough to beat. My father has a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. My maternal grandfather has a Bachelor's in Textile engineering from the old days in China.
Naturally, I was supposed to be the 3rd generation in engineer.
But I almost went to Med School, because my bio and chem scores were better than my Physics scores.
But eventually, I picked engineering, because many med schools required US residency back then, and I didn't have a green card.
Then I got my Masters in Electrical Engineering, got a job in a big engineering company, and worked for 10 years.
Now, I'm changing to law.
My parents both gave up trying to advise me on my career a long time ago, because they know I have been pretty good about finishing what I started in my career.
Honestly, most parents just want to see stability in their kids' lives. That makes they feel safe, because they don't have to worry about you all the time.
Asian parents sometimes like to brag about their kids more.
Just remind them that JD is a Doctorate Degree. It also helps if when you graduate, you hand out new business cards with the word "DOCTORATE" in bold, so your parents can send about 200 of them to family and their close friends.