If you could do it all over again, would you still work in finance?What if you could choose a dental career?I ask because I am at a crossroads in my career. I have been working for a year in the medical diagnostics industry as a software developer after graduating with an MS in CompE and a bachelors in BiomedE. I find engineering boring and underpaid, and want out. Working in finance seems natural since it would not require more schooling unless I wanted an MBA down the line.However, the more I think about finance, and about working in an environment where outcomes can be quantified but not controlled, the more wary I become. Plus with the hours and living in high COL area, it does not seem like such a good deal. I have friends from undergrad who had analyst pedigrees and have already been ejected from the industry because of the recession, and are pretty dazed and confused now. Needless to say, the sheen of say 2005-2006 has worn off.I am also considering going to dental school. This would be four more years and about $100,000 debt minimum, but I would enter an industry with a non-pyramidal employment scheme, six-figure salary, 40-hour work weeks if I choose, live anywhere I want, practice into my 70s, and I would work with regular people.Obviously you can tell which way I am leaning.Is the money in finance worth it, to offset all the QOL advantages of dentistry?