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Old 02-11-2021, 03:55 PM
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Lol… u must be a jaded young HOMO, going on about how Locum rates are higher than consultant.
Yes yes… with the hours a HOMO works converted to Locum pay, your monthly pay can definitely more than AC / C base pay. Don’t worry we’ve all been in that state of disillusionment.

For AC/C, they don’t only get base pay but all the other bonuses depending on their department contribution and so on. So it can actually go up to pretty high.
Ie your pay is not proportionate to your hours put in - you get paid for your expertise and knowledge and contribution

For Locum, you essentially trade your time for money
No career progression. Do the same thing forever.
No career stability. No CPF contribution.

So don’t just look at the cash. Look at the big picture.
Jiayou.
May I ask what's the range of pay you talking about for c/SC?
I know AC base pay is 12k, I guess with add ONS, it can reach 15-16k, then con maybe 20k and SC 25-30k?
More than a salaried gp, but still pales in comparison if one does asthestics?

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Old 02-11-2021, 03:57 PM
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If 5 days a week that will be 22k a month?

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It takes about 10 years to reach con level, another 10 years for SC, whereas for gp don't need to take that long

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May I ask what's the range of pay you talking about for c/SC?
I know AC base pay is 12k, I guess with add ONS, it can reach 15-16k, then con maybe 20k and SC 25-30k?
More than a salaried gp, but still pales in comparison if one does asthestics?
AC base pay is 8, Con is 10 and SC now cut to 12k

Aesthetics is of course better. There is no comparison at all
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AC base pay is 8, Con is 10 and SC now cut to 12k

Aesthetics is of course better. There is no comparison at all
alot of pointless comparisons guys...
again... don't just look at the cash, do what you see yourself doing for the foreseeable future
aesthetics is lucrative yes. but will you be happy pandering to all the tai tai requests?
are you ok sleeping at night knowing that you studied so many years of med sch, just to use your knowledge to fire some laser machines at rich ladies who just want to look better?

if you want to compare salary, just go into IT / finance / private equity straight
money there is even better. half a million base + bonuses.
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AC base pay is 8, Con is 10 and SC now cut to 12k

Aesthetics is of course better. There is no comparison at all
i don't think that's the case bro. AC base pay 8?
then reg pay 6k? MO 4k? HO 2k?
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:54 PM
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alot of pointless comparisons guys...
again... don't just look at the cash, do what you see yourself doing for the foreseeable future
aesthetics is lucrative yes. but will you be happy pandering to all the tai tai requests?
are you ok sleeping at night knowing that you studied so many years of med sch, just to use your knowledge to fire some laser machines at rich ladies who just want to look better?

if you want to compare salary, just go into IT / finance / private equity straight
money there is even better. half a million base + bonuses.
The problem is medical degree is not versatile. Can't do anything other than being a doctor.
Most of us in these forums obviously already studied medicine and kinda regret it/are jaded . We are trying to make a living, hence trying to identify the most profitable option given our circumstances. (I.e best way to make money for people in their 30s with only a medical degree)
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alot of pointless comparisons guys...
again... don't just look at the cash, do what you see yourself doing for the foreseeable future
aesthetics is lucrative yes. but will you be happy pandering to all the tai tai requests?
are you ok sleeping at night knowing that you studied so many years of med sch, just to use your knowledge to fire some laser machines at rich ladies who just want to look better?

if you want to compare salary, just go into IT / finance / private equity straight
money there is even better. half a million base + bonuses.
Haha
To succeed in Pte equity and finance need drive.

U think walk in the park like med sch?
Or just mindlessly come at 5am and pre clerk patients?

If u have that kind of drive, u cfm will get into the spec of ur wish and will be con by 32 and set up pte shop by 34.

Earn half a mil as a pte shop specialist is easy.

Bottom line. Medicine can be very reimbursed still but u must have the drive.
Dont expect ppl to spoon feed you
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The problem is medical degree is not versatile. Can't do anything other than being a doctor.
Most of us in these forums obviously already studied medicine and kinda regret it/are jaded . We are trying to make a living, hence trying to identify the most profitable option given our circumstances. (I.e best way to make money for people in their 30s with only a medical degree)
Indeed, anyone knows if pharma will employ doctors and pay good money?
Doctors are feeling poor. Actually, doctor not very valuble. Better be lawyer. Doctor consultation 50 dollars
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The problem is medical degree is not versatile. Can't do anything other than being a doctor.
Most of us in these forums obviously already studied medicine and kinda regret it/are jaded . We are trying to make a living, hence trying to identify the most profitable option given our circumstances. (I.e best way to make money for people in their 30s with only a medical degree)

I think medicine is very versatile .
You can be tuition teacher, real estate agent, insurance agent.
U take up another law degree be medical claims lawyer.

You can do admin. You can do pharmaceuticals. You can work for drug companies.

Basically u must work hard.

Other fields get to where they are by working hard. If you dont commit 18hr per day u cannot expect big money.

The problem is a lot of docs self entitled
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