Med­i­cal ca­reer los­ing lus­ter for top stu­dents

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Med­i­cal de­grees are grad­u­ally los­ing ap­peal among col­lege can­di­dates on the Chi­nese main­land, with none of the 36 top scor­ers in this year’s na­tional col­lege en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion ( gaokao) will­ing to be a doc­tor, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey.

More than 60 per­cent of the top scor­ers chose ma­jors re­lated to econ­omy, fol­lowed by man­age­ment (33 per­cent) and phi­los­o­phy (8 per­cent). Agri­cul­ture, medicine and mil­i­tary were at the bot­tom, with no in­ter­est at all.

In 2014, the av­er­age monthly in­come for new doc­tors ranged from $406 to $459, sig­nif­i­cantly lower than that for new game de­sign­ers, $790, and in­ter­net de­vel­op­ers, $771, ac­cord­ing to a re­port on em­ploy­ment by ed­u­ca­tion re­search com­pany MyCOS In­sti­tute. (Photo 4)

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