I was browsing through US News (www.usnews.com) and found a section on the most overrated careers as of 2008. Surprise surprise, one of the three newest additions is a physician. They end each description with a suggestion of a better career. I think it's amusing that their alternative to becoming a physician is to become a Physician Assistant. The total list of the 13 careers is: Advertising executive Architect Attorney Chef Chiropractor Clinical psychologist Medical scientist Nonprofit manager Physician Police officer Real estate agent Small-business owner Teacher For those not looking to follow any links, I'll quote what they say for physicians. I found it seemed to be fairly in line with what's moaned and groaned about on here. Something to keep all the hardworking aspiring troops going What do you think?