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Law/Med & job outlook

GabrielBGabrielB Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
Hey guys,
I'm graduating high school this coming spring, and currently I'm hoping to become a lawyer. I've started to do some research into the field however, and I'm a bit concerned about the legal job outlook for me. The U.S. Labor Bureau is saying it will grow, but I see several other sites and statistics saying that many lawyers are out of jobs and can't find new good paying legal work. I was hoping to get your guys' advice on this. If the law market is looking bleak, I was also interested in possibly going to med school and doing residency. I can't seem to find any information on doctor/medical field's job market, so I was hoping you guys' could fill me in. I'm just a bit worried I'll pay massive amounts in student debt but graduate into a field with no job offers. Sorry if this is the wrong section to post this under.
Thanks,
Gabe

Replies to: Law/Med & job outlook

  • Demosthenes49Demosthenes49 Registered User Posts: 1,486 Senior Member
    Law and medicine are very, very different. This is likely due to a lack of experience in those fields (not uncommon in high school). Luckily, college is a great time to remedy that. Spend some time in college interning in law and medicine practices to see which you are more suited for. Keep your GPA up and both doors will remain open. After you've interned and decided, if law still interests you come back.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 24,400 Senior Member
    so I was hoping you guys' could fill me in. I'm just a bit worried I'll pay massive amounts in student debt but graduate into a field with no job offers.

    You are much more likely to graduate law school with significant debt and no job than you are to graduate med school with no job. US allopathic med schools have a near 100% job rate, unlike US law schools where it is ~50%.

  • dadofsamdadofsam Registered User Posts: 1,635 Senior Member
    At this time of your life, when you are still in high school, it's way too early to make any such decisions. Feel free to look into these careers from time to time but at this time concentrate first on which college you would like to go to and whether you want to major in any science or engineering subject. (You don't need to major in a science to go to medical school -you will just need to take a few science courses-but if you want to major in a science or engineering you will need to start that major at the beginning of your freshman year)
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