Originally Posted by unity100
i guess you havent read the full article.
it explains that medicine entrees are joining workforce around early 30s at least, and 180,000 in debt.
I read the article.
Medicine has its downsides, but it is still very lucrative. Most of my MD friends have specialized and are earning low-ish-to-mid-ish six figures.
Medicine is not perfect, but it is definitely doing *far better* than law. All of my recent grad MD friends are fairly quickly paying off their student loan debt and living pretty well; my recent grad lawyer friends are without work.
I would simply strongly disagree that medicine is hurting as a career, at least in the U.S..
Edit: Specialization is really key. A primary care doctor is definitely not going to do as well typically.