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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Why is that odd lol. Do you think dentists or doctors trained at one uni are going to be less able than those trained at others? That would be absolutely ridiculous haha. Its the same reason why AAA is the entry requirement at every uni.
    Well, that would depend on your measure Pass rates for doctor's exams vary from 30%-90% dependent on the med school you graduated from. AAA is not the entry requirement at every uni - a few are up to A*AA and one or two still accept AAB for some students.

    The standard is universally very high though, and first jobs are indeed blinded to university (possibly because of the different ways in which doctors are trained at different med schools).
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    Well, that would depend on your measure Pass rates for doctor's exams vary from 30%-90% dependent on the med school you graduated from. AAA is not the entry requirement at every uni - a few are up to A*AA and one or two still accept AAB for some students.

    The standard is universally very high though, and first jobs are indeed blinded to university (possibly because of the different ways in which doctors are trained at different med schools).
    No other sector is the same apart from dentistry.
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    I doubt it. Theres like 1000000 law and accountancy grads, the best jobs are very heavily oversubscribed.
    I know this because I'm a law grad and now am doing an accounting related job. Whereas you're simply guessing
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    Really depends on the individual, not the degree course, but of course with some degrees there is a general trend. Ie medics generally become doctors and make quite a bit (after many years of slogging) and top engineers/lawyers/economists tend to do quite well. But many well-paid jobs don't require a particular degree and you don't have to go straight into a typical profession, there's always creating your own business using skills and contacts you've accumulated, although of course loads of businesses don't make it. It also depends on the uni you've came from because of a) prestige and b) general academic ability (but if you're a genius with no social skills you're unlikely to make a lot of money in a job which requires social interaction).
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    (Original post by Alludeen1)
    Really depends on the individual, not the degree course, but of course with some degrees there is a general trend. Ie medics generally become doctors and make quite a bit (after many years of slogging) and top engineers/lawyers/economists tend to do quite well. But many well-paid jobs don't require a particular degree and you don't have to go straight into a typical profession, there's always creating your own business using skills and contacts you've accumulated, although of course loads of businesses don't make it. It also depends on the uni you've came from because of a) prestige and b) general academic ability (but if you're a genius with no social skills you're unlikely to make a lot of money in a job which requires social interaction).
    Medicine and dentistry do not matter what uni you come from.
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Medicine and dentistry do not matter what uni you come from.
    The highest paid medics/dentists would tend to come from the top universities (prestige, contacts etc) so although someone may be a qualified doctor/dentist from a lower-ranked uni, they'd likely find it harder to become that top surgeon or whatever competitive job they want than someone who went somewhere very highly ranked. And anyway, studying medicine/dentistry isn't a guarantee for a highly-paid job.
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    (Original post by Alludeen1)
    The highest paid medics/dentists would tend to come from the top universities (prestige, contacts etc) so although someone may be a qualified doctor/dentist from a lower-ranked uni, they'd likely find it harder to become that top surgeon or whatever competitive job they want than someone who went somewhere very highly ranked. And anyway, studying medicine/dentistry isn't a guarantee for a highly-paid job.
    Lol you're talking out of your arse, it makes no difference where you study medicine or dentistry in terms of jobs or career. Do you know anything about the application process for a dentist/doctor? I guess not.
    Studying medicine/dentistry is a guarantee of a highly paid job, at least more than any other course in the country.
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    (Original post by vickidc18)
    My fiance did Maths he's on 40k a year now and hopes to do contracting in 2 years where the pay is up to 650 a day!!!
    That's like 237k a year! What does he do?? And how old?


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    I'm having trouble understanding this thread, the question should be "Which jobs can get you 50k+ and qualifications are needed?"...
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Lol you're talking out of your arse, it makes no difference where you study medicine or dentistry in terms of jobs or career. Do you know anything about the application process for a dentist/doctor? I guess not.
    Studying medicine/dentistry is a guarantee of a highly paid job, at least more than any other course in the country.
    Yes, it really does. Are you suggesting that all medics and dentists (and veterinary scientists for that matter) end up in the same jobs and all have the same pay? There's a hierarchy in medicine/dentistry and veterinary medicine just like with most jobs. The application process has absolutely nothing to do with the outcome of your degree or your future career besides from getting accepted. Just because someone gets accepted to medicine/dentistry/veterinary science doesn't necessarily they're going to end up in a fantastic job. Get a reality check.
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Medicine and dentistry are an obvious answer, after that it gets a little blurry and it depends on the university and courses.
    Wondering what you guys think?
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    (Original post by Alludeen1)
    Yes, it really does. Are you suggesting that all medics and dentists (and veterinary scientists for that matter) end up in the same jobs and all have the same pay? There's a hierarchy in medicine/dentistry and veterinary medicine just like with most jobs. The application process has absolutely nothing to do with the outcome of your degree or your future career besides from getting accepted. Just because someone gets accepted to medicine/dentistry/veterinary science doesn't necessarily they're going to end up in a fantastic job. Get a reality check.
    Do you know how medics and dentists are paid? I think not. Please dont talk about things you have no clue about.
    It has no relevance to the university they studied at.
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Do you know how medics and dentists are paid? I think not. Please dont talk about things you have no clue about.
    It has no relevance to the university they studied at.
    I give up. Some people are just a bit blind.
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    Is anyone here actually doing the jobs you lot are arguing over?


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    (Original post by Alludeen1)
    I give up. Some people are just a bit blind.
    Blind to what? You have ABSOLUTELY no evidence for your bull**** claims
    Dentists who graduate from UK schools apply for foundation places - the application is university blinded. They work for a year for a 30k salary. After this they apply for an associate position showcasing how they did in VT. They are self employed at this point and get paid based on how many UDAs they do.
    Medics apply for FY1 (also university blind) and if and when they want to go into specialist training they have to sit exams and on passing these exams and showcasing their ability they get places on their chosen speciality. Every single medic in training is paid the same salary.
    NOTHING TO DO WITH UNIVERSITY.
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    (Original post by Slim Shady 96)
    That's like 237k a year! What does he do?? And how old?


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    He's 26 and a senior data analyst qualified in SAS & some Actuarial studies
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    (Original post by vickidc18)
    He's 26 and a senior data analyst qualified in SAS & some Actuarial studies
    That's so good! Like earning 200+k at 28


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    Well if you get into the magic circle you'll earn loads. Or a us firm. Even at tc level.
    (Law)
    But loads don't actually get to that stage
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    Considering the title of the thread, any graduate who fails either died shortly after graduating, or completely wasted their degree. Even the average Joe manages is it in 2 years (2x26500=53000, 53000>50000).

    That pedantic point aside, supposing it means 50k+ p/a, again look at the average Joe. Let us consider retiring 50 years after graduating university (good joke, more like 60 or 70), with a current mean income of £26,500 all it would take is a consistent pay increase of ((100/53)0.02-1)% per annum (just under 1.3%) for the average Joe to earn £50k p/a by the time we retire, beating the average Joe should be easy.

    Putting that pedantry aside also, and assuming Op means 50,000 2014 inflation adjusted pounds, anybody with a good degree from a good university should​ be able to do it.
 
 
 
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