Originally Posted by chienkuo
Thanks for everyone's reply. If I do go to med school, based on the job market and the trend, is it fair to say that it is pretty secure that after graduating from med school and finishing the training I can find a job that pays ~$200K?
It depends on a ton of things. What specialty? What location? Academic or private practice?
For some specialties, it will probably be difficult to maintain 200K per year if you are in certain desirable locations. For some specialties, you won't reach 200k even now if you are in certain locales.
For other specialties, it is not likely that they will decrease to that level in the foreseeable future, though in some locations salaries might. It is nearly impossible to say without a set specialty and location.
Overall, there is nothing to indicate the number of doctors entering the workforce is going to jump up any time soon, so there isn't likely to be an over-saturation of doctors in general (there is already in some specialties), but all evidence points to across the board decreases in reimbursement, especially for certain specialties (probably less so for primary care).