Would you rather be a doctor or a lawyer?
I'm studying to become a nurse
Being arrested defeats the purpose of becoming a lawyer. I think getting paid to help is better than paying for help. Killing someone would put me in jail thus making me pay
Get a carry permit and a .45. It'll be more permanently effective.
Lawyer. I'd work even more to repeal the infamous Hughes Amendment.
That's why I'd become the district attorney. No way would I get scum free
As a teenager, my goal is to become a district attorney and help rid the streets from dirt bags
As a lawyer, 44%. Of you are wrong. It's an awful, dirty profession.
Don't forget yourself. That would be 2.
Hospitals freak me out..... Lawyer please!
heyyjude; that is great. A close friend of mine worked for "the man", defending fortune 500 companies for years. About 2 years ago, she and another associate left and started a small boutique firm. She couldn't be happier.
Sometimes I respond to the lawyer questions, other times I don't even bother. It drives me crazy to see all of the misquoted facts and gray areas of law discussed on online message boards and social media. We could be correcting and arguing points all day; I'd never get my real work done! ;)
I imagine neither professional is having any fun while doing those things, but it's part of the job. (At least lawyers have a choice which clients they will defend, mostly.)
Defense lawyers have to defend some scumbags because everyone deserves a fair trial.
ER doctors have to save the lives of some scumbags because everyone has the right to live.
Doctors HATE lawyers, but lawyers LOVE (to sue) doctors!
I wanted to be a doctor, but I thought you had to go to school for 12 years (I was a kid I didn't know any better lol) but then I didn't think doctors could have epilepsy. .too bad, I wanted to go into forensics or be a coroner. .
I would be a doctor, but I don't have he guts to look at other people's guts.
From a former lawyer - don't do it!
I was a lawyer for 5 years, didn't like it and switched professions. I didn't become a Dr though - I left that to my sis!
Lawyers deal with too many assholes.
Doctors need to deal with one asshole; Obama.
When I finished medical school in 1984, I had $70K in loans (about $150K in today's dollars). Paid it back by 1995. Got about $20K/yr during my training (1984 to 1989). Some MDs make a lot of money. Also depends on where you live. In CT I am
middle class. I am blessed with family, not wealth.
I too visited the Supreme Court as a child and had the moment of epiphany... "This is where I will at one point argue, and I will argue for good." though I am still a young attorney, my colleagues have had the opportunity and speak highly of it. One day my friend... When the right case comes.
Congrats... Great school
Unfortunately it seems that if you want to get into a position of power to try to change this country for the better, you have to be a lawyer of some sort and in turn, you do not live in the environment in which your new laws will effect; yet these lawmakers insist they know what's best. SorryDrPaul
Starting law school this fall. Currently wrapping up my M.A.
Lawyering much easier on the whole. At least I've always hoped for my own sake..
I was honestly wondering where my fellow attorney Benz was on this thread...
I remember when I was a child, my parents are immigrants. We went on a vacation to the supreme court. I must have been 7 years old. I told my mother, "one day I will work here. I promise to show you honor." I always wanted to be an attorney, despite the flaws.
I specialize in workers compensation and personal injury. Workers comp has a set fee % per state statute. Generally 20-25%. Arkansas is lower than surrounding states, but it used to only be 10%. The state had to increase it in order to retain the pool. There was no incentive with only a 10% fee.
Columbia law next year finally! Was pre med but that lasted only for my freshman year.
Unless you are a personal injury attorney. Then you get to deal with adults in chronic pain; which can be just as bad. Trust me on this.
HM: Do what you love and love what you do... trite but true.
Regardless of what you do get good business training. You will need it in any profession.
I'm afraid you will be frustrated with the non productive stuff in either field. It's not so easy to do great things and help people.
For lawyers, every case is like going to school again. And sometimes the law doesn't always win in the end. I couldn't defend someone I thought might be guilty or bear losing a case when I knew my client was innocent.
Doctors may take in a lot but don't get to keep much in the states. So many stupid fees all because we live in a country that loves suing people!
I have actually been debating this very question the past week... I'm a senior in high school and soon I'll need to pick my major. I know I want to go on to either law school or med school after college but I can't decide! I would love some input and advice please :)
I am a lawyer and wish I were a doctor.
You might consider that lawyers can save lives, as well. What if you were falsely accused of murder? Don't say it couldn't happen. And you might just need a really good lawyer.
Doctors are way more respected, but I'd rather be a lawyer. I find the law fascinating plus I think the ultimate challenge of being a defense lawyer would be rewarding--the idea of successfully defending someone who had been falsely accused of a crime.
As the momma of a 1 lb 7 oz'r,
for what you do!!! My daughter survived her early start because of wonderful doctors like you! :)
I wouldn't like either of those jobs at all.. But I chose lawyer because I can't stand blood!
Everyone is centered around lawyers that sue people presumably wrongly but y'all forget about the lawyers who are getting people out of jail for shit they shouldn't go to jail for.
I'd rather save lives then ruin them.
I said lawyer, but neither, really. I wouldn't get satisfaction from either job.
Well, I've got to say, I've got immense respect for you for pulling through both your medical school and residency training! Congratulations! :) But, if it's not too personal, why are you still heavily burdened with debt? Don't doctors usually BEGIN making triple salary, after residency finishes?
Well, as a brown (Indian or Pakistani) person, we're kind of bred to be doctors, and any child that doesn't aspire to be a doctor is seen as unambitious. So, maybe I'm biased, but I'd rather be a doctor. BUT, I DID want to be a surgeon even before my parents began shoving it down my throat! :)
Doctors help people, their job seems fun at least in the ER it does. I couldn't defend some scumbag plus I'm a hot head I'd get kicked out of the courtroom a lot for pounding on a guy I know it's guilty.
Doctor-even though it's not what it used to be (ask any primary care doc), to me is more honorable/life-giving than a lawyer. Unless you're on the supreme court.
doctor, because i'd probably fall asleep in law school and flunk out.