i know there are other threads regarding finance vs med school and thats been hashed out and done to death, but i havent seen them focus on overall quality of life and derma specifically. If we go by this sites average reported all in comp for all the positions and assume the standard time between each one, would dermatology be a competitive alternative to the ib route? If we assume you go to med school followed by the 3 yr residency , and that all education is funded by parents so no debt, and you are making 400k each yr in someplace like arizona at your own practice... if we factor in taxes, cost of living, and hours worked.. wouldnt derma come out as the better option for overall life quality?
in case anyone asks or if its relevant, i dont have exp in either industry. i withdrew early on from a target and am unsure what to do in the future or what path to take(am i screwed for ib anyway since if i went back now id be in my late 20s finishing undergrad at a target?? How unlikely would it be to even land an analyst role at a bb .. i know kind of tangential question).