Originally Posted by ConcernedParent
You forget what makes being a lawyer attractive for most people. We are all fucking English majors and shit. There is literally NO room for upward advancement.
Lets assume, A and B. A has a liberal arts degree and works in HR or something; he starts out at maybe 35k? And over time could probably move to make 55k a year; lets average his salary at 45k a year. B on the other hand has a law degree from a decent school and lets assume his lifetime salary is a paltry 70k (which I understand is the average for lawyers?).
Assume both work til they are 70. A works 48 years, B works 45 years. A will make $2,160,000 in lifetime earnings. B will make $3,150,000- subtract $200,000 for 3 years of lawschool/books/living expenses and shit and B still comes out ahead.
This is where I'm coming from. As a history major in a half decent state school, with a good gpa I have busted my ass for what exactly is the alternative?
I'm sure some exist, but is the fucking HR dept really going to care about my 3.9 versus a 3.6?
With the time I have invested in college I want to see some steady returns soon, and 30K a year doesn't do it for me.