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    (Original post by anon2010)
    why do dentists get more? some pharmacists can earn up to 40grand on graduating i mean that is not all but some can.
    If they earn 40k during their pre-reg year than yes they earn more than dentists in the first year after graduating cuz VT dentists get around 30k (im sure they get around 18-20k during pre-reg tho but could be wrong), but if you mean after the training year for both then dentists earn a lot more - and thats generally all dentists not just some.
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    If they earn 40k during their pre-reg year than yes they earn more than dentists in the first year after graduating cuz VT dentists get around 30k (im sure they get around 18-20k during pre-reg tho but could be wrong), but if you mean after the training year for both then dentists earn a lot more - and thats generally all dentists not just some.
    fair enough.
    it was someone on this site actually who said that if you are very luck after uni you can get pre registration salary of 40grand but you usually have to sign long contracts. so your prob right.
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    (Original post by anon2010)
    fair enough.
    it was someone on this site actually who said that if you are very luck after uni you can get pre registration salary of 40grand but you usually have to sign long contracts. so your prob right.
    Lol it sounds like wishful thinking to me, they probs could get that much or more after pre-reg tho - especially if they do locum.
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    your answer is this - medicine dowry rights are worth more back in the punjab.
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    NHS dentist in pre-reg year is 28k. Qualified salaries start from 35k upwards.

    I would caution you about doing either as a career though. You are going into it for completely the wrong reasons! You don't have an interest in either as a career, you just want an easy job with lots of money. And neither of those careers are in ANY way easy!

    If you don't have a clue what you want to do, but are determined to pick one of the two, I would chose Medicine, as there are many options for areas of specialism. You never know, one might take your fancy.
    Unless you love teeth, you would probably struggle as a dentist. Do you really think you could spend the rest of your life looking into disgusting mouths?
    Not to mention, dentistry is said to be the highest stress profession around (and highest suicide rate?!). So if you don't want to do it, I certainly wouldn't make it your 'I don't know what I want to do' option.

    Like other people have said, get some work experience under your belt ASAP. This is the rest of your life you're talking about, make sure you're going to enjoy it.
    You spend the majority of your life working, you should make sure you enjoy your job or you won't enjoy your life. Money doesn't make your job any more enjoyable.

    Not to mention, if you waltz into a dental/medical interview for uni, they are going to be able to tell very quickly that you don't have a passion for the subject.

    Personally, I would say: go back to the drawing board and try to find something you actually want to do. Going into a career for the money is a ridiculous idea, especially when you have no interest in it. Dentists and Doctors don't get paid a lot to sit around having an easy life. They work their butts off for it in high stress, minimal reward jobs.
 
 
 
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