In our society, those with above-average capabilities and the means of acquiring a higher education are ultimately given three career paths to chose from; law, finance and medicine. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, with various types of engineering degrees coming in and out of vogue every so often, but the traditional three have remained head and shoulders above the rest as the most lucrative and highly esteemed. Assuming that finance wasn't always the obvious choice for all of us, and knowing what we all know now about the business and the world in general, I wonder - how many of us are happy with the choice we made? Is finance still superior in your mind to medicine and law? What effect would today's changing economic landscape have on your choice if you were to choose a major/career path today?
Part II of the question is what would you have done with your life sans decent degree from top tier school? Better yet, where would you be with no college education at all?