Medicine is changing but that is the truth for the vast majority of jobs. For most jobs, trrying to build a 20-30 year career is impossible and you will likely never break 90k. Job security will be pretty weak. I'm not a physician but sometimes I feel like many physicians forget that.
Trying to make it in general fields, where the education bar is lower but the advancement requirements are much more subjective, is very difficult. Hence, most I know in IT, engineering, business, make less than 50k and have been at it for many years.
Originally Posted by Consigliere
Stay out of medicine, kid. It sucks now and it will suck even more when you'd be done.
I agree with the last poster. Get out and have alot of fun. The best thing I ever did was join the military when I was young. I made alot of friends, experienced a completely different culture, girls, and got to fight in war - destroy an enemy and take care of my buds. It may sound odd but fighting was one of the most horrifying, exciting, and freeing
experiences I have ever had. Overall, it was a good experience that I think most young guys would enjoy!
EDIT: OP - just thought I needed to temper my last response for your benfit. It can be great but there is a chance that you or someone you have became friends with can become injured or die. Although I liked my experience I was lucky in that I got the right job with great people (AF pararescue). I know some who were in different jobs that hated their time. GL. Take time to have fun in life!