Do you want to be rich? Of course, you do. Do you want your children to be rich so that they can support you in the style to which you’d like to become accustomed? Of course, you do. So you scour these lists and say, “Junior! Get a good grade in biology so you can go to medical school!” Right? Of course right.
Forget these lists. They are not the way to financial independence. Let’s look at the numbers. These are median salaries, so 50 percent of people make more and 50 percent make less.
- Physician $187,876
- Pharmacy manager $149,064
- Patent attorney $139,272
- Medical science liaison $132,842
Those salaries look pretty good, but not a single one of them will put you into the top 1 percent. What is the top 1 percent in the US? $434,682 or around that and $214,462 to crack the top 5 percent. Not even the average physician cracks the top 5 percent–and keep in mind it takes years and years of school and training to get that job. Those years are when you’re not earning or saving or investing anything.
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