I am in the process of applying to dental school...I applied last year and got waitlisted at several schools. However this year I have raised my GPA and feel more comfortable with the interview process as I have already gone through several interviews and think there is a chance I might get accepted for fall 2009. My dilemma is that I have gained some exposure to the business field this past year and have gained an interest in possibly pursuing a career in business...so now I feel stuck between dentistry and business. Some people are saying that dentistry is such a good career and opportunity and business is more risky...so if I get in, I should obtain my degree and work in the field and if I get bored, I can get pursue a career in another field later on. However I'm not too sure this is a good idea considering how much time and money I am investing into becoming a dentist. If I don't see myself staying in this field for more than 10 years for example, is it even worth it for me to go down this route?? Another thing is I would like to have a family and kids in the future so by the time those 10 years has passed, I might not have the luxury to even start a new career because of my obligation to my family...i might be thinking too far down the line here, but who knows. Just wondering if I could hear different people's thoughts on this matter.