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MD or Investment Banking

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hslambo23, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. hslambo23

    hslambo23 Newbie

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    Ok just out of curiosity, what would you guys choose. becoming a good physician or good investment banker? Although the 2 differ, I am starting over in school after fking up for so many yrs. This is a useless thread by me, but it would save me time researching. Also, I am passionate about both of those careers and lifestyles. Thanks
     
  2. ChampGuy

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    I would rather be a good investment banker than a good physician.
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    How can you be passionate about both if you know nothing about them? Sounds to me like you've just picked 2 of the highest paying careers you could think of.

    Why you asking this on an IM forum anyway? I know people in both industries who earn XXX,XXX a year, and I'd still rather be full-time IM :)
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    There are several factors that you should consider:

    • Location to home/family/friends of the school
    • Years of school
    • Is the job your choosing in high demand or do employers have large selection?
    • $ per year?
    Good luck
     
  5. oxonbeef

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    It would have to be a physician. your skills will always be in demand.
     
  6. macdonjo3

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    I would too, but I think IM depends on the type of person you are. I am not much of a risk taker, so a full time IM job isn't ideal for me but part time is always nice to have. This is hard to tell because we (or atleast I don't) know the OP very well.

    Macdonjo3
     
  7. hslambo23

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    I know what you mean but I do know about both. They are the highest paying but Ive spent yrs in school trying to figure out which one I should choose..I did screw up by partying which messed up my chances therefore, I am starting over which sucks...Unlike last time I want to have a game plan so I can dedicate myself on one career instead of 2..My fault for asking that ques on this forum, just frustrated...
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    No offence, but you can't just "choose" to be an investment banker. You have to be f**king good to make it in that industry. It's not just a case of going to school and studying hard. It's a ruthless industry and they choose the best.
    Job security is non-existent, hours are long, money is decent and lifestyle isn't as glamorous as you probably think.

    If you really want to get into it, I have some pretty good contacts so hit me up, but really think long and hard about whether you are good enough and can handle it. Harsh truths, but it's a very tough biz.
     
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  9. Mises

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    I highly suggest you work/volunteer in those settings first to see what you actually like. Don't just go off of money and an initial thought that you're interested in both because frankly you can make tons in almost anything if you know what you are doing and are willing to work at it- and that is much more likely if you actually enjoy what you do.
     
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  11. hslambo23

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    Thanks a lot man for offering contacts. Everything in life if trying to succeed is hard work, unless you get lucky which is prob half of a percent. I am absolutely clueless on which field I will end up in and again thanks for the honesty. Peace