Doctor/dentist vs financial advisor with my father

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Pretty simple which would be a better choice? The main things I am looking for in a career is a. Making a lot of money b. Not working too many hours. Ps I know all of u with say do what u love but these are the career I have boiled down too. Also my parents are willing to pay for medical school or dental school so does anyone have any advice. It would be appreciated!

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Aug 21, 2018

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Sep 4, 2018

those are so different it't not even funny. if you're passionate about medicine, do that, you can always go back to PWM, but if you don't go to med school (assuming you get in), you can never go back.

that's one way of looking at it, the other is that I hate the direction medicine is going and it depends on your dad's practice. if its a minefield, maybe pass, if it's lit fam, then yeah maybe do it

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Sep 4, 2018

Agreed with above, these are very different.

My thoughts:
a. what do you consider a lot of money?
b. what do you consider a lot of hours?

I would say the financial advisor probably has a wider range of income, but the doctor is probably more stable.

Sep 4, 2018

Last week it was PWM or IB, now its doctor vs PWM... Looking at your page medical sales is also a possibility for you...

Basically, you don't have a clue what you want to do. You just want $$$$. So go after IB. Not that you'll have any success from the looks of it.

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Sep 4, 2018

Except the fact I don't want to have to work 100 hours a week to get $$$

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Sep 4, 2018

Do you honestly think doctors have it easier? 4 years of undergrad. 4 years of med school. 3-7 years of residency. Pick your poison kid. No job that pays what you're looking for is easy, that's not how the world works. Stop being a lazy POS and chase something you'll enjoy day in and day out. Sure the money might make that a little easier, but after $85k or so, studies have proven money means less and less

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Sep 4, 2018

Edit: never mind. I'm wasting words on this topic.

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Sep 4, 2018

Dude, NOTHING will pay you a lot of money without a lot of effort. Perhaps your father's practice is an exception if he's killing it and will just give you a ton of money, but I doubt that (he will). You sound like a whining child who doesn't want to earn it.
DO NOT go into medicine for the money. It is grueling (for a lot longer than 2 or 3 yrs) and you would suck at it if you don't love medicine. I'd hate to be your patient if I knew you only cared about the money.

Bottom line is you will suck at everything if you do it for the money. You won't get good enough to make the money. If you're excited about 150k as a 23 yr old, that's chump change in the long run. If you don't really like IB, you'll burn out and be out of the business. Any of these industries could pay you high 6 figure or 7 figures if you're great, and to be great you have to love it.

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