Anyone know what the salary progression/career progression of a Dentist is really like?
People throw alot of numbers around. Ive heard 35 hour weeks, and 100-200K early in your career. But what are the real numbers? What are the cons of working in dentistry?
I have spent around 4 years or so in finance post college and just started an IB gig. I never received a full bonus due to crappy firms, late starts, layoffs. I'll be honest, although I enjoy some aspects of finance, I just have a hard time dealing with the hours, the politics, and cut throat nature as you move up the ladder. Im probably asking on the wrong forum but thought Id give it a try.
I am seriously considering a career in dentistry and was wondering if anyone knows the true career progression and salary potential. I already completed all my science undergrad coursework. From my understanding, its 4 years of dental school, then a few years of residency depending on weather you want to specialize (in which you have to pay).
How difficult/intense is the course load?
Which specialties are the most difficult to get? How difficult is it to get?
Which specialties have the highest earnings potential that are easier to obtain?
What is the median gross income of a dentist and approximate range 1st year out, 2-3 years out, and 4-7 years out?
What is the average student debt that a student comes out with? for public and private school.
How difficult was it in recent years to get a job as a dentist or specialist at a practice?