Aside from being a doctor, what could I do with a medical degree?
I'm thinking of going to medical school, but I don't want to be a doctor. The bottom line is that I can't find any area of study that would 1) ensure me a job 2) ensure me a salary I could survive on. I want to complain a lot more about this, but I'm not going to. Essentially, I'm considering medical school because there's nothing else. But I don't want to become a doctor. Years in residency, dealing with people who are unappreciative, being exposed to sick people, 12 hour long shifts… I don't want that. If I get a medical degree, what can I do with it besides becoming a doctor? PLEASE DON'T SAY "Study what you love." There's nothing I love to study. I want to sit at home and watch TV all day, not study, but I realize I actually have to pay for cable. Actually, scientists don't make a lot of money. Biochemistry majors aren't employable at all. I wanted to get into genetics, but that has an event lower employment rate than biochemistry majors. Rather, I should have said scientists in any area of biology with just a degree. PhDs are necessary to make any real money. I don't mean to pry, but do you live in Canada or the States? I've got friends with biochemistry degrees and they're working at Mcdonalds. I live in Canada. http://www1.salary.com/Biochemist-I-Salary.html Yeah, no offence, if you're saying you have multiple job offers of 100k or more and you have just a degree in biochemistry, I think you're lying. I'm sure some people have those kinds of jobs with further education, but I'm assuming they're rare and reserved for people with connections if you're claiming you can get 100k jobs with just a biochem major or specialty. I'm sure there are more job opportunities for people with more than one degree, internships, or grad school, but most of the jobs available for biochem majors involve research, which involves wages much lower than 100k and low job stability.
Asked By: Michel - 4/19/2012
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Nothing that will be able to pay back the quarter-million dollar debt you've incurred during medical school... More
Answered By: Ring0Rosie - 4/19/2012
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With an MD, you can become a researcher/research physician. However, you may have to complete a residency to do this depending on what you want to do... More
Answered By: Simpson G - 4/19/2012
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