I hear people in this forum tell others, "don't become a physician for the high salaries and respect that you get from total strangers, do it because you want to help people. There are tons of careers out there that you can expect to easily earn much more than a doctor." Now while I agree with this opinion, I don't know if it is actually true. I am becoming a doctor because I love helping people, and want a career that will earn me a respectable salary, but I do think that we are misleading people by telling them the above quote. I think about this because I use to tell people the same thing until I thought about it, now I'm not too sure. A side from being an actor, a rock-star, or a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I don't know of many careers that a person would expect to earn $200,000 to $1,000,000+ a year. If anyone knows of any I would be interested to hear what they are.