The younger the doc, the more likely they are still in debt. Also young med grads have a bad habit of overspending their first years out of residency, having bought into a cliché of having lots of money when they are merely upper middle class, at least with primary care physicians. Two public school teachers make about as much as a primary care physician. It costs close to nothing to educate another pernicious educator.
Now, if you want to be an interventionist cardiologist (who puts in stents)--you face about ten years of post medical school education, and you can charge plenty! And those who have those stents put in--well, a lot of them are lawyers, so maybe it wasn't worth it but they'll take that stent anyway.
I was amused recently by listening to a confirmed, smug, doctor-hater try to deal with having his ticker and his life, and his quality of life, saved by an interventionist cardiologist. And the bill for the doctor's skill and effort was tiny, just about what that doctor-hater earned in a week. The bill for having the use of that multi-million dollar hospital for a few hours, however, was much more. The doctor-hater was in a real quandary, since he wouldn't be around to hate doctors without a doctor. He managed well, however, to be both ungrateful and ungracious and dismissive and a Democrat.
-— He managed well, however, to be both ungrateful and ungracious and dismissive and a Democrat. -—
Democrats. What’s not to love?