Investment banking or medicine?

Question by 🙂: Investment banking or medicine?
I love medicine because I love to helping people and knowing I have helped cure someone of an illness/disease and they are now in greater health I think is amazing. I help out a lot with charity and I genuinely care for people a lot, my dream is to also help as many people as I can. I’ve been on volunteering trips to Africa just helping the villagers, I really love it.
HOWEVER, since I was 5 years old, I have had an unusual passion for finance and business. While kids were playing outside, I would be writing up tons of business plans and reading up on finance, it was so strange. But I really loved it, it was my favourite hobby in the world and at the age of 12 I had already established 2 successful businesses myself which I could make some money from. Business I genuinely felt was my calling.

Now fir the pros and the cons. If I was to go into medicine, the future health reform will make specialty salaries significantly less, and money is not the main motive, but when you’re $ 200K in debt from med school it is something you consider. If I was to go into investment banking, I would likely have a much better salary. However, I want to have a family and children. In investment banking you work 100+hr weeks, in family medicine I would have more time to spend with family.

This makes the decision tough. Can anyone provide any guidance? Thank you so much and God bless you!

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My choice is medicine because it is daily use banking is service product in banking many restriction but medicine there are low restriction.

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3 Comments on "Investment banking or medicine?"

  1. Mike Z
    28/03/2014 at 10:21 pm Permalink

    Perhaps you should consider other choices too, besides banking and medicine.

    In banking, you will depend on others to pay your salary, bonuses, and benefits. And this means that you can easily get fired and end up unemployed. And in medicine, you will depend too much on all kinds of government bureaucracy and regulations. You will lose your freedom in exchange for a good income.

    It’s better to be self-employed or own your own business. This isn’t easy to achieve. But it’s better to try for difficult goals and achieve something less, than to set low goals for yourself and never even have a chance of achieving something more.

  2. StraightDrive
    28/03/2014 at 10:41 pm Permalink

    I would suggest medicine. It is recession proof.

  3. Nancy Krista
    28/03/2014 at 11:00 pm Permalink

    I would suggest medicine because its good to invest and there is a chance to grow

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