Originally Posted by lordblood
Law, would like to help u on that.. Yes, I too face the similar problem.. That Life Science may end up washing test tubes and stuff, that a bachelor degree may never be enough, that you'll be earning peanuts once u start working.. However, let me point out that no job in this world is easy or whatsoever they say.. For example, doctors.. Many people go and study medicine, come out with a MBBS or MD and start working.. Many of them just become GP which actually I tell u earn peanuts.. To advance yourself, u need to do ur specialise course.. Same case here..
I guess you are talking about the Singapore context. A GP is indeed earning peanuts when you compare it to other positions in the medical field (surgeon, specialist etc). Their starting pay usually hovers around $3.5~4k? A normal GP usually max their pay close to $10k. If they decide to open up their own practice, they can rack in more. Well, the $3.5~4k starting pay is not what every grad gets to see. In other fields, with the economy nowadays, it is good enough to even touch $2.5k let alone $3k. MNC like HP has a starting pay around $2.8k. However, such companies are experiencing hiring freeze. If you have done NS and joined the police force, you'll get above $3k+ usually. Hence, what Lordblood said is true. Better do a specialized course later on if you feel that the cert you have is not up to the mark.
Bottomline, it is good that you get to choose what you study. But end of the day, you'll be using that degree to make a living throughout the rest of your life (Unless of course you pursue another degree/masters). Good MBA starting pay is $3.5k~$XX. Not to mention you'll have added responsibilities when you want to start a family. Hence, end of the day, for me personally, it's the amount of pay i manage to rack in. Not everyone gets to get a job like Simon Cowell whereby you enjoy your job and gets paid big time.