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Business or Medical Degree?

Asked by Sweetie26 (371 points ) December 22nd, 2010

I’m having a hard time deciding between a business administrative or medical administrative degree. I think they are very similar, the only difference is that one is going to be more medical terms. I’m more concerned about getting a job after I graduate. Which one has a better job placement? Also, which will pay more?

Thanks in advance.

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Kayak8's avatar

I have a masters degree in public health and am in medical administration—I love it! You may have to get a graduate degree with either of the choices you are contemplating, but it is so worth it.

Eggie's avatar

Go with the one that you like more or seem to have a knack for. Making money isnt the most important aspect that you should consider about when choosing a career because no matter how much money it makes and you dont like it, you will probably end up leaving it anyhow.

UrbanJellyFish's avatar

Medical Administrative Degree.

Kardamom's avatar

The medical administration job sounds more altruistic. Do you enjoy helping people?

lbwhite89's avatar

Both should have good job outlooks. And as for pay, both would depend on where you work. A Medical Administrative degree is a more narrow field, so it might be slighter harder to find work, but in turn the pay is probably a little bit more. With a business degree, there’s a more broad array of jobs, but the pay will vary greatly. If you’re interested in medical, go for that one. If you aren’t quite sure about that, starting with business. You can always switch after a semester or two.

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