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What advise would you give to someone considering a job in this field?

I'm a Senior in High School and I'm considering on becoming a Medical Scientist or a Lawyer and I'm having trouble which one would best suit me, so I need advise about the both of them. #scientist #law #lawyer

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Jenna’s Answer

You've got some time before you have to select a career, and there might even be a way to combine your interests in both, so don't worry about making a decision right away. For either career, you will need good grades, so you should focus on your studies while in undergraduate. Talk to your advisor when you sign up for classes and see what is available that they recommend to help you explore your interest and get the qualifications you need to get into graduate or law school. You might also find an opportunity to intern or volunteer with a medical science organization or a law firm to learn what it's like. You could also see about shadowing a lawyer or medical scientist, or setting up an interview where you can ask questions and learn more about what each career involves. The best advice is to continue to focus on school and get good grades, try lots of different things and don't be afraid to experiment and try new things so you can decide where to concentrate your efforts. Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Good advice 👌🏼 Tom Foulkrod
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Jonathan’s Answer

I would avoid law. I am a lawyer it was always intended to be a stepping stone into a career where those opportunities weren’t there for me coming out of college. The problem with law is that there no real clear way or method to make it. Going to a top law school or doing well at a solid law school will get you to a good starting place but making it to the tops of the legal profession is hard People graduate from top law schools don’t make partner at a big firm and end up as solos. People from mediocre law schools end up as partners at prominent law schools. What most lawyers do outside of litigation isn’t really meaningful. The business people usually call the shots, the lawyers just implement things. Many lawyers are full of themselves so if you are low key or humble other lawyers may not see you as a real lawyer. You have to be in love with the law and the practice of Iraq to do. If you are thinking about law intern at a big law firm or be a paralegal in a big law firm for two years so you can see what the practice of law is really like. For me to practice I had to go on my own because Law was something I was god at but my passion was business and finance so the role I play in the world of law and my other company blends law and finance. It is a compromise I was forced to make. I really see myself as a financeer who practices law and also does the financial advisory work on M&A and restructuring. The legal world or any career has to work for you too. It was hard for me to get that as a pure lawyer in even a top law firm
Thank you comment icon Good answer Jonathan Tom Foulkrod
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Tom’s Answer

Two very different types of careers. The work they do is very different, assess your personality strengths and weaknesses, to really be honest with your self, about what will make you happy.

Good answers above.
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Glenn’s Answer

Maiya,

Jenna's, Tom's and Johnathan's answers are excellent. It is good to have goals. But college is a great place to get exposure to a lot of different areas of knowledge and to better discover your talents. So, as Jenna said, study hard, get good grades, and then follow where your skills and passion lead you.

Warmest regards,

Glenn
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