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    I really want to become a doctor I don't see myself doing any other career but the salary is apparently really low and the hours are long.This really puts me off doing medicine I would not be happy or enjoy working in finance but the low salary is quite off-putting.I know no one does medicine for money.
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    Medical salaries are not that bad? Presently from the age of 40 onwards you should be earning £80K - £100K range which is far higher than the average salary in the UK. They are also far, far better than salaries in life sciences/science research and other public sector roles such as teaching, the civil service and the police. If you compare them to high-skilled corporate jobs (finance, corp law), particularly in the South East then the salaries paid to doctors probably seem small. Medical salaries typically peak out, for example my lawyer friend told me she knows of lawyers earning 100K in like six weeks which I think is definitely near impossible with medicine.
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    Here's some specific information on doctor's salaries within the NHS.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/abo...ne/pay-doctors

    You're not wrong about the long hours, and it is very hard work. Guess you have to decide whether the pay is worth it.

    Though bare in mind, it's possible to switch to private healthcare to increase your salary.
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    (Original post by GEM2018)
    Medical salaries are not that bad? Presently from the age of 40 onwards you should be earning £80K - £100K range which is far higher than the average salary in the UK. They are also far, far better than salaries in life sciences/science research and other public sector roles such as teaching, the civil service and the police. If you compare them to high-skilled corporate jobs (finance, corp law), particularly in the South East then the salaries paid to doctors probably seem small. Medical salaries typically peak out, for example my lawyer friend told me she knows of lawyers earning 100K in like six weeks which I think is definitely near impossible with medicine.
    If let's say after couple years of practicing I decide I would like to end my medical career would I be able to easily get work in a law firm or in the finance sector or if you pick medicine all the other high earning sectors are out of the picture.
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    (Original post by GEM2018)
    Medical salaries are not that bad? Presently from the age of 40 onwards you should be earning £80K - £100K range which is far higher than the average salary in the UK. They are also far, far better than salaries in life sciences/science research and other public sector roles such as teaching, the civil service and the police. If you compare them to high-skilled corporate jobs (finance, corp law), particularly in the South East then the salaries paid to doctors probably seem small. Medical salaries typically peak out, for example my lawyer friend told me she knows of lawyers earning 100K in like six weeks which I think is definitely near impossible with medicine.
    But atleast with medicine the salary is guaranteed while in law and finance you can earn an insane amount of money but there are only very few who bring in such large amounts of money probably.
 
 
 
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