I'm a practicing dentist who has been contemplating a career change either through applying to a MC job or going through the MBA route. I'm disheartened to say that dentistry isn't particularly the most captivating field as I once thought it was when I pursued the field, and I had always perceived the work of MCs (or business roles in tech, generally) pretty interesting.
As y'all maybe stereotype, work-life balance and compensation can be great in dentistry. I've read that WLB in MC can be pretty deteriorating, though the work is stimulating and compensation matches up. I can't say I know too much about post-MBA business roles in tech, though from my cursory glance, WLB is solid but compensation maybe not as much (especially compared to dentists or specialists).
Just hoping for fresh perspectives on the classic debate on work-life balance/compensation vs. "finding vigor in your work". Seems like at the end of the day everyone ends up prioritizing work-life balance in the end. What's your take?