QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuote Several highly placed Silicon Valley first generation executives lament that their children want to become doctors, lawyers, investment bankers rather than go into engineering or other sciences. Being a doctor, lawyer, or investment banker is easy and lazy?! Hah, these are the 3 most competitive career paths around. To get into a top med or law school, you need straight A's in undergrad, including very competitive chem and writing courses. Most engineers have B+ undegrad averages and lower SATs than pre-meds and pre-laws, pal. And the top MBA programs, like Harvard and Stanford, admit less than 1 of 20 applicants. Compare that to almost open admission in masters engineering programs, where schools are so desperate to find students, they let them in even if they can barely speak english. You got things all backwards; American students are very competitive AND they are smart enough to seek out the better paying careers, which are in law, medicine, and business.=============== I did not say those were easier. That was my point that these jobs pay more on average that engineering or science and the students ARE bright and thus see the advantage of law, business or medicine given the number of jobs in those fields, job security and funding of sciences---e.g. government funding cuts, labs shut or reduced, etc..
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