Originally Posted by Perrotfish
Only medicine, with its system of residency training, has a private organization decreeing 'this many doctors shall be made this year,and no more'. It's unique, and its the reason that physician salaries are so high when other professionals have salaries that are so low (see lawyers). You can't be in that system and then expect to have a completely unregulated salary.
There are many healthcare-related fields (besides docs) in a similar situation.