Medicine vs Finance?

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    Can someone compare the two in terms of:
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    Smartness needed eg degrees a levels to what stanard
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    How easy to get into
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    Can someone compare the two in terms of:
    Salary
    Smartness needed eg degrees a levels to what stanard
    Hours
    How easy to get into
    etc
    The only thing I can add to this is that medicine requires you to be a top student at GCSE and A-level whereas finance, less so. Although 'finance' is a very broad area..

    You can look up things online eg salary stats of an actuary or on the same website, what kind of things the job involves and how they get there.

    Finally I would say that, from what I know, medicine is not something you do to get in easy or have good hours or a good salary etc etc.
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    This is rather an odd question. Most people don't go into medicine for the money, whereas the majority do go into finance for as much money as possible. You're really asking for a comparison of chalk and cheese IMHO.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    Can someone compare the two in terms of:
    Salary
    Smartness needed eg degrees a levels to what stanard
    Hours
    How easy to get into
    etc
    This is a non-question. You either want to become a doctor or you don't, it's not a case of comparing salaries and competition levels or whatnot - getting into medicine as a degree is the selection process for directly becoming a doctor. Superficial comparisons with careers you might think also pay quite well shows nothing about your interest in going into medicine for the right reasons.

    Anyway, if you want to be a doctor, go down the medicine applicant path - I.e. work shadowing, strong UKCAT/BMAT scores, strong recommendation, strong grades (ideally the highest you can obtain, nothing less than AAA-AAB at A-level) with a science oriented subject selection etc.

    If you want to keep your doors open to any myriad of graduate careers, then just choose whatever a levels you want, get the best grades possible and aim for the best universities. Specifically for city careers, going to a name-brand uni is important, but not the end of the world.

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    The fact your asking this shows medicine isn't the career for you- your welcome


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