The people wanted it, so you get it.
Lawyer - Prestige Pros:
-J.D. is the most prestigious post-graduate degree to have.
-Extremely well read and versed in history - which makes for prestigious dinner conversations.
-Wields influence over the legal system, and influence is one of the central pillars of prestige.
-Connections to rich and wealthy clients, enables name-dropping.
Lawyer - Prestige Cons:
-Jurors that decide your case are generally poor so you can't wear rich people suits to trial.
-You can be broke and underemployed as a lawyer - you don't see broke and underemployed bankers or doctors.
-You're a known fun-killer and deal-slayer because of "muh legal liabilities".
Lawyer Composite Prestige Ranking: 89/100, B+
Doctor - Prestige Pros:
-M.D. is a also a very prestigious degree to have, moreso than an MBA.
-You save lives so you're literally christ himself if you spin it enough.
-You probably know a substantial amount of Latin, which is amongst the most prestigious languages to comprehend.
-Can use big words with ease to impress friends, family and in-laws.
-Once you get an M.D. you can basically never be poor again.
-Probably contain the widest breadth of practical knowledge of any profession, and likely the most intelligent.
-Insane cost of Med-School means you probably come from money.
Doctor - Prestige Cons:
-Have to wear a silly mask and apron (like a chick).
-Probably never got to go out and get laid in college because "muh organic chemistry exam".
-Don't necessarily work in a big city or town, could operate somewhere in the boonies or hood.
-Getting your hands dirty is not prestigious and kind of gross.
Doctor Composite Prestige Ranking: 92/100, A-
Investment Banker - Prestige Pros:
-Make absurd money for sitting in an office and never really doing much besides fucking around on excel.
-Your clients are other rich people that you can rich-dick around with.
-Get to where fancy suits.
-Can order a prestigious dinner from a steakhouse directly to your office because you don't work in a courtroom or hospital.
-While doctors save people and lawyers influence the legal system - you control the money, which will always be the most prestigious element to master.
-Probably were in a dank frat during undergrad.
-Definitely get the most ass in your 20s because you're rich and not indebted via grad-school.
-Doctors and Lawyers lose their licenses for malpractice, we got paid fat bonuses at the end of 2008.
-Being paid a lump sum cash bonus is a more prestigious way to earn income than via a constant salary or being paid on a per case basis.
-Poor people think you're in the Illuminati.
-Probably work in a dope city.
Investment Banker - Prestige Cons:
-Working over 80 hours a week sort of makes you an office cuck.
-You will always have a boss and he will always shaft on you somehow.
-There will always be someone richer than you in finance, which makes you comparatively less prestigious.
-Not enough time off nor the control over your schedule to take WASPy vacations at your leisure.
-No graduate degrees or particularly impressive breadth of knowledge to drop during dinners with your WASPy inlaws.
*Investment Banker Composite Prestige Ranking: 95/100, A**
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