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  1. Profile photo of psogle
    psogle Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 7:15 am
    Link: The Best Paying Jobs In America - (And probably most other countries, too.) Nothing like seeing how much money others make to make you feel useless.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:09 am
    I suggest you go watch "Capitalism: A Love Story".

    Scary stuff!

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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:10 am
    stupid the dont have ice creme tasters and or pot farmers
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Well, they might make more than me now, but I`ll catch up once I get my degree.
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    icfire504 Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:27 am
    I knew this was dumb as soon as they have a college professor on the second row and making $115,000 a year. Almost all college professors do not make that much money, only a very small number do
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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:38 am
    :O i want to be an emergency room physician. CHACHING
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    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:42 am
    This infographic made absolutely no sense what so ever. No order who in any of it. Fail!
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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Being an Engineer may pay well, but you`ll have to deal with Spies sapping your Sentries...
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    MetalDragon Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:52 am
    @icfire504

    That`s because, that would be the top pay. You have to look at the number on the left, the median. In the College Professor`s case, it`s about $70,000

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    muadib11 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 10:56 am
    My wife is a Physician Assistant and I am getting to the Systems Engineer level. Awesome.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:05 am
    They missed actuary. Median annual wage: $84,410, top 10%: $160,780.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:06 am
    This makes me happy that I am a pre-vet major... :)
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    sereniee Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:06 am
    hold on.... why is college prof at #3..... and where in the hell do they make 115k? i want in on that... my projected income starting is a meager 60k... unless they are looking mostly at research oriented schools in which grant funding picks up alot of the monetary slack.... in which case that is possible but only if u are a good grant writer and do alot of research full time with tenure pay...
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:10 am
    What about business owner? :P
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Then theres bill gates!
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    muadib11 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:13 am
    College professors make money from publishing as well. As long as you are a PHD, you can make quite a bit of cash. Biology, math and business professors are always in demand.
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    HAHAyousuk Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:14 am
    @icfire504: Professors actually make pretty good money. I`m not talking about instructors or teachers, I`m talking about full fledged Professors with a PhD, who spend their time writing textbooks and conducting research in their field (on average professors teach less than 20 hours a week). The mean salary is over 94k and the 75th percentile makes almost 133k, so saying that a professor makes 115k, isn`t a ridiculous claim. If it said Teachers, or postsecondary instructors, that would be different...

    The infographic has a stupid format and ordering, but if you take a moment to look at it and read the legend, it`s not all that bad...

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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:21 am
    I like these infographic things
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:24 am
    Being an Engineer may pay well, but you`ll have to deal with Spies sapping your Sentries...

    WIN!

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Bill Gates doesn`t directly make money, is wealth is tied to Microsoft. He`s also quite generous.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:26 am
    I still don`t understand why Anesthesiologists make so much money. Explanation, anyone?
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Bill Gates is one of the founders of Microsoft. He`s a business owner and entrepreneur. He makes money because he started a business and was super successful. I`d call that "directly making money" myself :P
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:35 am
    I hate these infographics, but seeing Physician`s Assistant on there reminded me that someone told me that to become one you only need to have a degree in any area and then 2 more years of school. Is that true? If so...WTF!?!?! Also, apparently I can go to the States and as long as I can pass the licensing exam I can become an RN, even though I can only be an LPN in Canada with the training I have. Scary, but lucrative for me, US health care.
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Anesthesiologists make so much money because their job is very difficult. They have to be highly trained because putting people under is really the most risky part of surgery. It`s an incredibly tough job.
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    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:42 am
    Anesthesiologists make "so much money" because it`s your responsibility to make sure that somebody lives through being cut open and put back together. If the patient starts crashing, the surgeon backs off and says "fix it." Anesthesiologists are responsible for being familiar with everything in medicine, all the time, and knowing how to apply it in an instant. Make more sense?
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:43 am
    :O
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Sereniee, I hope you don`t become a professor. Median salary $70, top pay $115... starting at $60 sounds right. It`s called pay raises. You can`t start at the top.
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    im not happy with my pay :-(
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    summerkc Male 18-29
    16 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    From the looks of it, a lot of people in many professions are lucky that America is full of fat lazy people that don`t take care of themselves. I haven`t been to the doctor for probably 15 years, no money from me!
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    shadowtube Male 13-17
    253 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    the bottom of the infograph, thats racist.
  31. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    What`s racist?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    I don`t think so. What about CEOs? The CEO of my company makes something like $2,000,000 salary, and I`ve seen as much as an $8,000,000 bonus for him.
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    Killa_JC Male 13-17
    33 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    shadowtube, What`s racist?
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    Xutar Male 13-17
    154 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Hell yes, college professors!
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    dcb Male 13-17
    93 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Not racist at all.. R-tard. But i know what i wanna do now!
  36. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    "Make more sense?"

    Most definitely, sir.

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    weresphinx Male 18-29
    218 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Dammit I have daltonism
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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    graphic designers don`t rank? this is POO.
  39. Profile photo of Thashary
    Thashary Female 18-29
    8 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    It kind of makes me sad to look at that and think "I`m still in school, but I`ll never be qualified for any of those jobs."
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    yay for future marketing! :D
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    DIETY Male 13-17
    196 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Anestesiologist - they do the least ammount of work out of any physician and they make the most money. If you did`t know they basically give you anestheics before surgery, and that`s it.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    WTF. I`m a business analyst in IT in the UK, and I don`t get close (and I do mean remotely close) to $82,600 equivalent USD. I know we`ve got free medical care and you lot have to pay silly money for it in the US, but you don`t pay that much silly money. And my IT project managers above me sure as hell don`t get $98,700.

    God I`m underpaid compared to my peers, bugger me...!

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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Thashary: ""I`m still in school, but I`ll never be qualified for any of those jobs.""

    OK. I`ll bite: Why would you not be qualified for any of these careers?

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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Diety, anesthesiologists have to be able to know exactly what anesthetics will and will not kill any given patient. And if they prescribe just a little too much for the patient`s body, the patient goes into a coma or dies. Do you think you could handle this responsibility?
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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    @fwoggie
    maybe you just suck
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    and now I have to change my major yet again!
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    @intrigid
    @DIETY
    In late 2005, I broke a tibia and had to have surgery.
    I explained to the anesthesiologist: "I`m allergic to apples and fowl."
    Her: "??!!!"
    Me: "I get headaches from eating apples but not cooked apples, the smell of cooking fin fish, chicken, duck, turkey. I also NEVER take medication."
    Her: "?????!!!!!!!"
    They called off the surgery until the next day.

    If you really want to supplement your income and stash some nuts for a rainy day, learn to E-Trade. I boosted my income last year with self served trades.

  48. Profile photo of Monsdurr
    Monsdurr Male 13-17
    741 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    All of those jobs sound freaking boring
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    Sad,really. None of these occupations actually produce anything.
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    These "best jobs" rankings are bunk. The problem is that good money doesn`t mean a great job. A lot of those jobs listed would make me loathe going to work every day. I think it`s most important to feel satisfied with what you do every day and also earn enough money as to not worry about bills and your future. Perhaps they should be broken down into categories (trades,medicine,research,medicine,finance,etc.) with an explanation of what the job entails from 9 to 5 along with salary.
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    918 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    I talk to some of the doctors and surgeons at my hospital when I volunteer there, and I hear very, very many horror stories about how much they work, even though they make phenomenal money.

    They literally work 24/7. When they aren`t working all night at the hospital, they are on-call and get called in a 3 AM to do emergency cases.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    Anestesiologist - they do the least ammount of work out of any physician and they make the most money. If you did`t know they basically give you anestheics before surgery, and that`s it.

    I don`t know what it`s like in the USA, but over here anaesthetists train for 7 years *after* completing 6 years of medical training. No typos - 13 years training. They`re highly specialised doctors.

    Adminstering anaesthetics, especially a general, is very far indeed from just injecting some stuff in someone.

    The anaesthetist is present and working throughout the op and a while afterwards. They don`t just inject and go.

    There`s a pretty thin line between successful general anaesthesia and death. If you`re deeply unconscious enough to not know surgery is happening on you, you`re not very far from dead. The anaesthetist keeps you balanced on that line before, during and after the op.

    They`re also intensive care specialists.

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    robotobunneh Female 18-29
    265 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    My career aspirations include playing with octopuses and pandas. Definitely the highest paying jobs ever.

    I`ll be putting my PHD in Zoology to good use!

  54. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    That got toned down a bit here in the UK recently, PinkAndGreen. People got a bit freaked when the working hours of doctors became common knowledge, because it led most people to question whether it was a good idea to require people making life and death decisions to work 60,70,80 hours a week. I`ve done 65-70 hour weeks for a while and I knew full well that I wasn`t at my best.

    I recall one report of a doctor who hadn`t been out the hospital for a week. A full week. They were working so many hours that it didn`t make sense to go home. They just slept in the staff area as and when they could. This was said to be fairly common.

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    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    "Sad,really. None of these occupations actually produce anything."
    Gynecologist?
  56. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Gynecologists don`t produce anything in that sense. At most, they might help in the process. Maybe not even that much - it`s a fairly wide field and not all of it`s to do with childbirth.
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    Well they help me not die of cervical cancer.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    ohwell im number 30, looks like im moving to America because i get nowhere near that amount here.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    Well they help me not die of cervical cancer.

    True, but is that producing something? Protection rather than production, I think. That was the original point - do they produce something? - and I think MauserTM was thinking of babies.

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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Why does a job have to produce something to be able to earn a high salary? Is there a point to this discussion? lol
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    i wonder where computer graphics sits in all this...
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    I think for a lot of these jobs the production value they have is advancing humanity. Medicine particularly. They "produce" longevity of life. It`s strange that one might value the production of some thing over the value of some one. Pui, you`re right. There`s no point.
  63. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Petroleum Geologist - Average $121,900; Top $250,000 (Source).

    Not bad for doing a job that I basically consider a hobby...

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    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    HA! And my old fashioned parents didn`t want me to study computer science. They wanted something honorable like business or law. well poo on them!
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    anethesioligist would be good, its easy. hm, u weigh this much so heres this much morphene. i want to be a mechanical engineer and make enough money to open a restaraunt. also, ppl with socialized healthcare, doctors aren`t paid nearley as much as they are in the free market right?
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    airsofter, not so. Physicians/General Practitioners in the UK average $178,000, top $377,000 as opposed to average $150,000, top $228,000 in the US (according to this chart).

    Source 1, Source 2

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    cjap2011 Male 18-29
    72 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    "anethesioligist would be good, its easy. hm, u weigh this much so heres this much morphene."

    You sir, are an idiot. First off, anesthesiologist is spelled wrong, along with morphine.

    Secondly, its a lot more than giving someone a specific amount of medicine according to their weight. Anesthesiologists sit through surgeries, making sure that the patient is effectively kept under without any problems arising during the surgery (i.e. heart stops). They`re among the top of the list when it comes to malpractice lawsuits.

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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    computer science isn`t honorable? lol
  69. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    btw I haven`t gotten one of those whole page ads today! Yaaaaay!
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    smokeuone Male 18-29
    16 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    i dont hate the ads. fancylad has to get paid somehow lol.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    btw I haven`t gotten one of those whole page ads today! Yaaaaay!

    The reduction in ads in quite deliberate. Fancylad takes copious amount of sh*t everyday from regular users over ads, reposts, wrongly attributed content, spammers, typographic errors in post descriptions, content that`s "older than the internet", stealing from other websites (that one always makes me lol), etc etc.

    On the ads, fancylad fights daily with the corporate machine that wants to turn this place into a money-grubbing website dripping with ads, spyware, subscription fees, and selling on users` account details to spam email listings for profit. Credit where credit`s due, fancy gives a a daily big middle finger to the corporate whores, despite the fact it would be easier to roll over and take it up the ass, and does a damn fine job of keeping I-A-B, I-A-B.

    I know I`ll get accused of brown-nosing,but I`m just getting a friend`s back, who works damn hard for you guys.

    /ORLY

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    "They`re among the top of the list when it comes to malpractice lawsuits."

    So, they`re more likely to kill me?

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    "also, ppl with socialized healthcare, doctors aren`t paid nearley as much as they are in the free market right?"

    Under Obamacare, the government will require everyone to buy health insurance. If you are poor enough to not afford it, the government will subsidize. Medicaid benefits ($$$ for poor people`s healthcare) will be cut to pay for the subsidies.

    Under Obamacare, doctors in general will have more patients because every person will have health coverage, so they won`t wait to check out that painful lump.

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    "They wanted something honorable like business or law."


    ?????????

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    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    I was kinda hoping to see an architect on there, cause that`s what I`m gonna be in a few years.
  76. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    The scariest thing I know about doctors is that I personally know, as friends my age, at least 5, and the only thing that distinguishes a doctor intelligence-wise from a non-doctor is the years spent studying.

    Being a doctor doesn`t mean you are more intelligent. It means you`ve studied one thing continuously for 8 years under supervision. What scares me is that doctors go home and laugh with each other about their more ridiculous cases. Doctors are the people I went to high-school with, and college with, smoked pot with.

    What scares me is how the profession is truly regimented by merit. As in, the crappy doctors get the crappy work. As in, I might go to a hospital and get the "C" student for a few hours before Mr. "A" student answers the page.

    I`m afraid to die because of other people who will hold my life in their hand, yet I am powerless to do anything about it.

  77. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    goaliejerry - in a sense your right. I am medical professional to be (already working albeit unpaid) and I`m one of the people you went to high school with in the sense that I`m an average Joe, and I do all those normal things. The talking about cases part, you have to understand that with the amount of f*cked up poo we see, we have to be able to talk about things and have a sense of humour about it. As long as no names or specifics are used it`s ok. The doctors and nurses you want to worry about are the ones who treat it as a job. The guy with the highest GPA may know what the text book says to do, but it`s the guys who has taken into account all of his experiences who really is the best. I`d rather have the humble B student who cares about me, than the Jackass know it all A student who`s using me to move onto bigger and better things.
  78. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    "The anaesthetist is present and working throughout the op and a while afterwards. They don`t just inject and go."

    When other people use drugs to induce my body to forgo consciousness and ignore the pierce of the scalpel, yes please be as educated as possible.

    What is weird is for every anesthesiologist, there was that first time the doctor went solo, and held a life in his or her hands. ***Shiver***

  79. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm
    " I`d rather have the humble B student who cares about me, than the Jackass know it all A student who`s using me to move onto bigger and better things."

    I wasn`t necessarily knocking the talking about the s*it you see part. Actually, I`m not knocking anything.

    But when my hip needs replacing, I`ll take the detached A student non-nice individual over the compassionate B student anyday.

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    Talking about production -

    I think I have ass cancer. I goto the doctor. He confirms I don`t have ass cancer. He didn`t produce anything except mental satisfaction, as the truth was I never had cancer. That will be $8435 I will happily pay to receive nothing in return.

  81. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    "What scares me is that doctors go home and laugh with each other about their more ridiculous cases."

    I don`t want to overstate that. Those are some damn good stories. My only point was that doctors are people, not gods, and it was a painful lesson on par with learning that my parents were fallible like any other human being.

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    WalkingDead7 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    Yeah. My job is #1!
  83. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    Alright, but unless you`re going into a surgery for a specific process, I can tell you that the grades a guy made don`t necessarily make the difference. Most deaths in a hospital aren`t due to the doctor holding the scalpel anyway, its usually the non-nice individual who doesn`t give poo and didn`t wash his hands, or the one who has the best marks and thinks he knows everything, so he didn`t bother to double check that vial of "morphine" before pumping it into you.
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    You`re a securities trader? What the drat do you do?
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    braindamaged Male 18-29
    102 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    I`m not so sure I care how well my doctor knows how to read, remember, and regurgitate on an exam. Straight A`s or C`s... it`s more important that they treat me right and deliver the expected standard of care.

    If you had any idea what they need to know for exams, how much of it they forget, and how much of that knowledge is actually used in practice, you wouldn`t care less what their grades were as long as they save your ass and don`t kill you.

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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2010 at 12:54 am
    Thats a very poorly laid out chart. It doesn`t follow any order or heirarchy as is suggested by the tree formation
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 1:33 am
    Anesthesiologist. I am far from sure of what that means, but wow... that`s pretty double of what any surrounding proffession makes. O.o

    Although, from my guesses, I don`t think I`d ever want that job.

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    Jadavid Male 18-29
    127 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 2:30 am
    I would nut my pants sideways for a chance at being an Anesthesiologist. I mean you get people far beyond messed up for 3 or 4 seconds and keep them under during surgery. The value that would have in every day life is worth it. I would get retarded and wake up like nothing happened daily.
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    Aellos Female 18-29
    33 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:43 am
    Glad I`m aiming to be a physician`s assistant...but it`s sad that an RN is no where near there. DX
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    koolmole Male 18-29
    176 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:54 am
    "Thats a very poorly laid out chart. It doesn`t follow any order or heirarchy as is suggested by the tree formation"

    Exactly what I thought. Either or, I guess I want to be a securities trader

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    parmonie Female 18-29
    169 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:34 am
    GRaddem it`s someone who knocks people out for surgeries and ensures they don`t wake up.
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 9:38 am
    i want to be an elementary school teacher but i suppose that being a university professor would be better for my family. sigh. even truckers get paid more than i would.
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    boeingguy787 Male 18-29
    612 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 10:22 am
    the purple dot: "highest low stress"

    WTF?

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 10:23 am
    >>Thats a very poorly laid out chart. It doesn`t follow any order or heirarchy as is suggested by the tree formation

    Agreed. I can`t make any sense out of it.

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    sbuninja Female 18-29
    168 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    Where are the professional athletes? I was pretty sure that they are paid the most, since Americans like to be entertained. Or do they not count as a "normal people" job?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Anesthesiologist. I am far from sure of what that means,

    It`s a medical speciality, requiring a minimum of 13 years training in the UK (6 years to qualify as a doctor + 2 years training in anaesthetology + 5 years supervision, effectively an apprenticeship).

    They work in pain management and intensive care as well as what they`re best known for - administering and maintaining anaesthesia. They`re the people who make sure that you`re so close to dead during surgery that you have no idea you`re being cut open...and make sure that you don`t go very slightly further and become dead. It`s a very difficult job. Those 13 years of training aren`t mandatory just for laughs.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    anethesioligist would be good, its easy. hm, u weigh this much so heres this much morphene.

    Is it hell. If it was that easy, they`d just automate it. A set of scales, a computer and a robot, job done.

    Do you think people spend 13 years training to be able to weigh someone and look up the corresponding dosage on a chart?

    You haven`t even got the right drug. You haven`t even got the right spelling for that drug, even though it`s one of the best known drugs in the world.

    You also haven`t got a clue.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Why does a job have to produce something to be able to earn a high salary? Is there a point to this discussion? lol

    Not really. It was just an interesting aside into what `production` means in the context of work.

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    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    Yeah, this chart is interesting, but the layout is annoying as poop.
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    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    $81,100!! WTF!! I can barely make $8000 a year. Screw you, Mexican health care system.
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    crax Male 18-29
    55 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    Ya know, It`s funny that the Psychologist is the one who has to go to medical school and can dispense medication, but the psychiatrist gets paid more, even though he has no degree and anyone can be one.
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    starshimmer Female 18-29
    331 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    "Ya know, It`s funny that the Psychologist is the one who has to go to medical school and can dispense medication, but the psychiatrist gets paid more, even though he has no degree and anyone can be one."

    FAIL

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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    Where`s "Banker" or "War profiteer?"
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    Ya know, It`s funny that the Psychologist is the one who has to go to medical school and can dispense medication, but the psychiatrist gets paid more, even though he has no degree and anyone can be one.

    Wrong way round, Einstein.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    Some of the figures were off as far as salaries.
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    Skankenstein Female 13-17
    177 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 2:26 am
    "Ya know, It`s funny that the Psychologist is the one who has to go to medical school and can dispense medication, but the psychiatrist gets paid more, even though he has no degree and anyone can be one."
    "Wrong way round, Einstein."

    Actually, no. Both have to get a Ph.D/Psy D. The only actual difference is the psychologist focuses more on general psychology and less on neuroscience. The psychiatrist its the other way around. The psychiatrist can dispense medication but not provide much therapy, the psychologist provides psychotherapy.

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    Philomath Male 18-29
    174 posts
    March 15, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Psychiatrist is a medical doctor with an MD specializing in Psychiatry. They write prescriptions.

    Psychologist is a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology or Psy.D. They typically see clients in in/out-patient settings and don`t write prescriptions. Most Psyc research comes from Ph.D. Clinical.

    source: clinical Psychology grad student

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    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    March 16, 2010 at 8:50 am
    meh

    graphic design is better
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    snidwid Male 13-17
    117 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    I`ll take gynecologist for 338,000,please.
    Giggity giggity giggity goo.:-D

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