Engineer vs. Doctor


Before starting your carrier a big question come to your mind which professional actually you should select ? If you had to choose between becoming an engineer or a doctor, what would you choose?

Here we will answer your Engineer vs. Doctor question in a logical way, that will sure help you to jump to a conclusion and will clear the fog of confusion from your brain.

becoming an engineer or a doctor, what would you choose?

Becoming a doctor:

When you complete the final year of your schooling then it will take approx 9 to 13 years before one can practice on his/her own, if you need to take out a student loan, you will spent the first 10 years after finishing residency paying off your debt so you can start living after being 40-45 years old.
The working week is long, your profession will impact heavily on your private life, without a supportive partner you couldn’t have a happy family life.
in many parts of the world finding a job wouldn’t be a problem (it is now in The Netherlands), and the pay often is quite OK, when compared to engineers, but will vary widely depending of your specialty.

Becoming an engineer:

It takes “just” 5 years after high school to graduate, after that engineers will go on educating/training themselves on the job, but have a decent paying job, unlike the underpaid resident doctors in training for medical specialist often making ± $ 60,000 a year.
In many countries income would be lower than a doctor’s, but social life would be better because of the more civilized working hours.
according to Engineering Salaries on the Rise – ASME in the US engineers make an average income of $ 103,400.- including bonuses.
people’s skill are also very much needed if one aims for a management position.

Engineer vs. Doctor More thoughts…

Engineering: when you complete 4 years of engineering course then there is a big possibility that you can get you a yearly package of 4 to 5 lacs; and if you do to get an MBA degree additionally after that, a package of 12 to 45 lacs can be offered to you without an issue. Careers of engineers have become much more certain after the advent Information Technology. The pay scale is also very high. The risk factor is low.

Doctor: As we have told you in the start First you have to complete 5 years of MBBS is only the beginning. After this you may get a job and start your practice, but keep in mind that the MBBS degree is not of much value in the present market. Hence, you need to do a specialization course to earn 5 to 6 lacs a year. If you do a specialization course from outside India it will give you a edge over others in your profession without a doubt.

If you  have very supportive and rich family background then in a case when you don’t get a proper job them your family can builf a hospital or clinic lab for you and you can start to earn money of your own instead of struggling  and you are bound to make huge money.