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    (Original post by Angelo12231)
    Oh thats fine, what did you pick for A level?
    Biology, Chemistry, Maths and I'm undecided between history and psychology.

    I'm interested in the media though so may take English as a 4th.

    What about you?
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    Why do you guys want to do medicine though? Because it's supposed to pay good? I don't think there are so many saints who are like "I want to comit my life helping people" but maybe I'm wrong.

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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Why do you guys want to do medicine though? Because it's supposed to pay good? I don't think there are so many saints who are like "I want to comit my life helping people" but maybe I'm wrong.

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    I think the ones who care more about the pay/lifestyle/status do dentistry.
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    (Original post by Excuse Me!)
    Biology, Chemistry, Maths and I'm undecided between history and psychology.

    I'm interested in the media though so may take English as a 4th.

    What about you?
    If you decide to pick psychology then id be doing exactly the same A levels as you
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Why do you guys want to do medicine though? Because it's supposed to pay good? I don't think there are so many saints who are like "I want to comit my life helping people" but maybe I'm wrong.

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    (Original post by ando181)
    I think the ones who care more about the pay/lifestyle/status do dentistry.
    If people are denying the pay for medicine, then they're kidding no-one. The pay in medicine is rubbish at the beginning, but of course it increases really well. Everyone does something for the money when it comes down to it, unless you're a volunteer etc. Money is a factor from all jobs or else how are you really going to provide? To actually say "It's all about helping people, not about the money at all" are kidding themselves. Of course it's about helping people, but the money is a nice bonus too - I doubt that there's many people who'd put themselves in a stressful, more or less 24/7 work environment everyday, years and years of studying for no money at all.
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    If people are denying the pay for medicine, then they're kidding no-one. The pay in medicine is rubbish at the beginning, but of course it increases really well. Everyone does something for the money when it comes down to it, unless you're a volunteer etc. Money is a factor from all jobs or else how are you really going to provide? To actually say "It's all about helping people, not about the money at all" are kidding themselves. Of course it's about helping people, but the money is a nice bonus too - I doubt that there's many people who'd put themselves in a stressful, more or less 24/7 work environment everyday, years and years of studying for no money at all.
    I agree with what you said, however, some people do have completely alturistic reasons for going into it, but as you learn more about the career, you realise that less of it is "helping" people and more is just being a glorified secretary and general dogsbody, at least for the first few years lol. Money is just one of the reasons people choose it - a stable career is definitely one of the perks. But a lot of people just end up going into it because they thought it was a fairly good idea, and didn't really know what else to do.
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    If people are denying the pay for medicine, then they're kidding no-one. The pay in medicine is rubbish at the beginning, but of course it increases really well. Everyone does something for the money when it comes down to it, unless you're a volunteer etc. Money is a factor from all jobs or else how are you really going to provide? To actually say "It's all about helping people, not about the money at all" are kidding themselves. Of course it's about helping people, but the money is a nice bonus too - I doubt that there's many people who'd put themselves in a stressful, more or less 24/7 work environment everyday, years and years of studying for no money at all.
    The money is atrocious, even when fully qualified considering how long it takes to be fully qualified.
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    (Original post by tania<3)
    I agree with what you said, however, some people do have completely alturistic reasons for going into it, but as you learn more about the career, you realise that less of it is "helping" people and more is just being a glorified secretary and general dogsbody, at least for the first few years lol. Money is just one of the reasons people choose it - a stable career is definitely one of the perks. But a lot of people just end up going into it because they thought it was a fairly good idea, and didn't really know what else to do.
    Exactly.
 
 
 
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