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    definitely quite surreal, and abundance of dentists going into IB?

    I honestly doubt it, its just this thread has managed to attract the very few people that have gone through the same situation i suppose.

    I'm planning on applying in 3rd year, but i'm not sure how that would work since this is not the penultimate year as some people put it.

    what you said about the skills being virtually the same as medics is spot on, and if anything these vocational degrees give a whole set of skills employers love, so i can only see these as advantages, though some people seem to think otherwise.






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    lol

    jeez....there is an abundance of bloody dentists who want to go in to IB...must be something to do with being money motivated to some extent.

    i've pm'd fdizzle, but thought i'd add here.

    I'm a second year dental student, and considering my options. i have some work experience at Evo lined up through a family contact and will see how that goes. am aiming to do an AS in maths and apply to a few uni courses come september probably ppe or similar as have strong interest there. what annoys me is everyone sees dentistry as the vocational subject it is and forgets that dentists essentially have the same skills as medics, I bet makign the switch from medicine to iB is nowhere near as hard yet both require the same analytical thinking, logic, stress, etc....

    out of interest how are you thinking about switching??? i take it you are sticking with the 5 years and then trying?

    cheers. (quite surreal thread)
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    Sort of - will see what experiences I can get - I can't really give up now after almost 3 years
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    So i'm seriously reconsidering changing from dentistry and pursuing a more maths/economics based degree at a top uni, in order to have a higher chance of getting into FO in IB. (would this be of any real advantage?)

    HAHAHA

    I am currently a 3rd year dental student at Bristol and am trying to get into IB - this rings so many bells its not even funny

    I think that Dentistry would be a great degree to go into now, it is a safe respectable job; unfortunately it isn't banking. It doesn't even compare.

    so I feel your pains


    Anyone can break into banking, you just gotta have a kick ass spin on your story and why you want to transfer

    It is hard to balance as they are two very demanding industries - to be honest it is way harder than entering through the traditional route. But not unheard of

    If you think you have the balls to enter dentistry - a 5 yr full time, and i mean full time! IB is probably the hardest industry to break into - and it will most likely remain so with our economy going down the pan.

    I am in a good position but that is only because I have surrounded myself with friends who are now graduating and going into banks now, so i have garnered a very good knowledge of the industry and what it entails. If it is your dream - don't do dentistry, saying that, if you want a job to fall back on when your get made redundant from a bulge bracket then do it.

    Pay is similar until you get high up in a bank. but the hours you will work will be mental in comparison

    My advice - change course now, or if you think you have the balls to juggle both - good luck but it will not be easy, trust me, I am doing it now...


    I have an Interview for Dentistry soon and I have a Maths Offer from a Red Brick Uni


    So I have a Choice between Studying 3 years then start earning good money by working for the Top 4, I done some research on salary progression

    Do you have any Idea of the sort of Salary Progression for dentistry I know first year is 27k but what about after that ?

    I know I should look at stuff other than money, but Both career appeal equally to me and the deciding factor is Money :p:
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    I have an Interview for Dentistry soon and I have a Maths Offer from a Red Brick Uni


    So I have a Choice between Studying 3 years then start earning good money by working for the Top 4, I done some research on salary progression

    Do you have any Idea of the sort of Salary Progression for dentistry I know first year is 27k but what about after that ?

    I know I should look at stuff other than money, but Both career appeal equally to me and the deciding factor is Money :p:[/QUOTE]

    What Uni's you got offer's from?

    In dentistry you will take hoem 30k in your 1st year VT "training" then it will jump to min 65/70k

    2/3 years after you will be on 100k comfortably with scope to specialise/go private and earn more, topwise if you have a practice anything from 150 - 500k if fully private

    bankers start on ~50k plus 10 k bonus 1st year, work 2x hours though easily

    but scope upwards goes into the millions

    depends on what you want in life and if finance interests you
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    I have an Interview for Dentistry soon and I have a Maths Offer from a Red Brick Uni


    So I have a Choice between Studying 3 years then start earning good money by working for the Top 4, I done some research on salary progression

    Do you have any Idea of the sort of Salary Progression for dentistry I know first year is 27k but what about after that ?

    I know I should look at stuff other than money, but Both career appeal equally to me and the deciding factor is Money :p:
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    (Original post by sgtem)
    What Uni's you got offer's from?

    In dentistry you will take hoem 30k in your 1st year VT "training" then it will jump to min 65/70k

    2/3 years after you will be on 100k comfortably with scope to specialise/go private and earn more, topwise if you have a practice anything from 150 - 500k if fully private

    bankers start on ~50k plus 10 k bonus 1st year, work 2x hours though easily

    but scope upwards goes into the millions

    depends on what you want in life and if finance interests you :

    Thanks,appreciate it



    I think Ill decide what do once I receive my January Module Results..
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    so guys, 4 years on, any updates?!
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    This was such a surreal read... i wanna know what happened!!!
 
 
 
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