What is the most useless high-paying job?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Krish Ward



What is the most useless high-paying job?

He's probably a maximum security prison psychiatrist.

Foreword to this stating that while there are exceptionally bright and talented psychiatrists who make real progress with some patients, and this is also a well-paying job that presents opportunities for research, it seems like a net loss to society as a whole. And it can be extremely unpleasant work.

There is an inherent mistake in spending so many years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on education and training to help murderers, rapists and child molesters develop better coping strategies throughout the day when they are going nowhere in the short term. Hopefully, the United States is the only country where this reasoning may seem superficial.

In my opinion, it would be more helpful for someone with those skills to work with the general public and for the government to work with communities to remove financial and social barriers that prevent people from seeking and obtaining the mental health help they need before do it. something that leads them to jail.

Let me tackle article by article. I have lived 12 years in Chicago and 5 years in Boston (so far), so I will focus on those two cities.

* We are a childless couple in our 30s.

Chicago wins that one hands down. Boston has about a hundredth of the Chicago scene. That said, once you start thinking about family and kids, Boston wins hands down as it has the best doctors, the best hospitals, the best coverage for expectant mothers and children (MA is strict on the insurance companies), and MA is the only state in the US where infertility treatments are covered (God forbid you need them, but it happens).

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Let me tackle article by article. I have lived 12 years in Chicago and 5 years in Boston (so far), so I will focus on those two cities.

* We are a childless couple in our 30s.

Chicago wins that one hands down. Boston has about a hundredth of the Chicago scene. That said, once you start thinking about family and kids, Boston wins hands down as it has the best doctors, the best hospitals, the best coverage for expectant mothers and children (MA is strict on the insurance companies), and MA is the only state in the US where infertility treatments are covered (God forbid you need them, but it happens).

* My girlfriend has a guaranteed job in any of these three metropolitan areas of her choice and I plan to quit my current job to move in with her.


I did that for my wife and I have no regrets at all. I have built 10 times the professional network here in the first year than I have built over 12 years in Chicago. Chicago has too many clicks and is too spread out. Especially if you're in tech, marketing, or sales, the Boston job market is red hot!

* A city with a strong job market is preferred (particularly in biotech / pharmaceutical / research / clinical fields).


My wife is a scientist and from what I was told, Seattle does not have a job market in the biotech / pharmaceutical / etc sector. Boston really wins this one hands down. Especially within corridor 128 (Route 128 to Boston), you can't drive a quarter mile without seeing a mark on those fields.

* We would like to live in a neighborhood that is discreet but not too far from the normal things of the city (bars / restaurants, shops, parks, arts, etc.).


In Chicago, I'd pick Evanston with that requirement. Chicago's north side by the lake (north of Irving Park Road) is also very nice and fits the bill. Problem I had with Chicago: They only have to have one car each or they are very limited in what they can do on the weekends etc.
In Boston, considering what you want to pay, only Jamaica Plain is likely the only place you'll find something. $ 1.5K- $ 2K for 2br doesn't get you anything remotely nice in the Boston area. Davis Square could also fit the profile of what you are looking for, especially since public transit is great in Somerville / Cambridge, but you should budget $ 2K- $ 2.5K for 2 bedrooms. And that's without parking. With that said, most of the people I know here don't own cars and use Zipcars 100%. There you save money. Plus, hopping on a bus to New York for a weekend is easy.

* We both enjoy food and eating out, particularly in areas that are culturally diverse.


Re. Diversity. Chicago is a ridiculously segregated city. Once I moved to Boston, that really blew me away. In Boston, only Southie is heavily dominated by city dwellers, who don't like outsiders. The rest of the areas are very diverse.

Food scene. Boston: Compared to Chicago, there are none. You will not find Thais, Chinese, Mexicans, etc. Decent in Boston, it's all tasteless crap. Italian is the only cuisine well represented here, if you know where to look. I know Boston chefs are trying their best, but even a mediocre Chicago restaurant will beat them. Every time I go back to Chicago for a weekend, I add 2 pounds, because you can't stop enjoying all those amazing restaurants after spending your days in the culinary backwaters.

However, where Boston beats Chicago is in craft beers. Ordering Bud Light here should be considered a crime with all the micro and pico breweries here.

What I need to add is:

Weather - Chicago just sucks! Winters in Chicago are brutal and so are summers. Boston is a bit warmer.

Drivers: Chicago should be called the capital of road rage and aggressive drivers, Boston should be called the capital of most unconscious drivers out there. In Boston, there are people who enter your lane without turn signals right in front of your nose. Honk all you want, no reaction. I don't know how people in Boston get driver's licenses.

Public Transportation: Quality is poor in both Chicago and Boston, but at least in Chicago you have the 24-hour option. Boston closes at 12:20 and reopens at 5-something. A big problem when you have a 6am flight and you have to fork out $ 50 to get to the airport.

Travel: Chicago, while centrally located, requires longer flights to get anywhere. Boston: I can take the flight to Chicago, New York, London, etc., without problems, maximum flight of 6 to 7 hours.

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