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Business Management or Dentistry???

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by UCF FINatic, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. UCF FINatic

    UCF FINatic The Miami Dolphins select

    Apr 17, 2008
    I am currently in my 2nd year at UCF, although I am a Junior credit-wise. My major right now is Business Management and don't get me wrong Business is a fine career, but lately I have been seriously considering switching majors to become a Dentsit.

    I have a 3.71 GPA right now and think I could tough it out and become a Dentist. Why have I been thinking about becoming a Dentist? Many reasons. After you Graduate school you already know what you are going to do, whereas with a Business Management Degree you could go in many different directions. As a Denist you start off making a big chunk of change and it increases as your experience level and value to the Office you work in increases.

    Before I was ashamed to admit it, but money is one of the most important things in a job for me. I am usually a happy person so it doesn't really matter what I am doing for a job, so the money parts important for me.

    I was in my High School's Medical Academy all throughout high school so I already will have an advantage over other people just starting in the field. In high school I thought I wanted to be a Doctor or a Sports Doctor, but towards the end of my Senior year I lost most interest. I never really considered becoming a Dentist until now though.

    Im also considering finishing my Business Management Degree and then working on getting a Dentistry Degree, but I am not sure if that would be a waste of time.

    Right now I am still in the process of thinking everything out and weighing the pros and cons. What are your thoughts?

    ***Oh and I already know that dentists have a significantly high suicide rate. I looked into the reasoning and couldn't find anything definate. I am not concerned with this though.***
  2. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

    Nov 24, 2007
    If those are your choices, then Dentistry.

    10 years working for any corporation and you're gonna want to kill yourself. Trust me on that, please.
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  3. calphin

    calphin deadly at 250 yards!!

  4. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Dentistry, and the Business Education will only help when you have a practice of your own.

    But I also believe it would take 2 more years of college to attain a DDS degree?

    Right now is not a terrible time to be in College to ride out the financial woes in the economy.
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  5. NaboCane

    NaboCane Banned

    Nov 24, 2007
    True that.

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