Hi All, I thought I would try and see to get other advice (especially the one's with more experience) on some issues in my life. Background: I am someone who is currently very happily married and living a great life working as a clinical pharmacist (a pharmacist that works on a medical team (doctors,RNs) and improves patient outcomes by optimizing drug therapy). I really like/love my job, I am well respected and many specialists and RNs come to me for help and the patients are the best part. I did an extra year of training to land this job (otherwise I woudl be working in a retail chain or dispensing in some hospital basement). Anyways, this pays well for average standards, but does not really pay what it deserves, as I know much more and do more than your typical pharmacist but get paid the same. Situation: I know I will want more in a few years (more than this current job even) as I have come to realise that my potential is a lot greater than what I once thought it was. I was lazy in school and did pharmacy because it was short, a sure bet, but then ended up liking/loving it. I ended realising that if i put a little effort in things, i coudl really be helpful to people. Yesterday: I got an e-mail from a friend who said he respected me for my integrity and skill. He offered me a job as a retail pharmacist owner. This would pay about 3x (yes 3 x what i get paid now) but i would have to be an owner/business man and dedicate my career to this for the next 5 years at least. Although this is finacially lucrative to me, it defintely is not as challenging as this job. Moreover you really do not impact patients as much. You are handing out medication and giving general advice. Making sure no one gets hurt. Thats imporatant, but what i do here is way more vital... I always secretly wanted to make the shunt and become an internist. This physician who specialises in internal medicine (the department I currently work in as a clinical pharmacist). This would take at leat 8 years @ $25,000 per year minimum. The chances I would even get into the medicine program is slim (as I was lazy in school and lazy in life, this also I think is my strength over typical people in this field - I tend to think solutions and ideas that they could not). So this is my problem? Should I take the job because 10 years from now a job is just a job and money is important (kids, houses ect ect) or do I try for something I really really want to do at this older stage in life (I am 26 now)? My Values: I know money is important, but it has never dazzled me like it has to others. I prefer to live frugally (never owned a MacBookPro) and with in my means. However, I do realise I will eventually want a house to own and security for my future kids. Any advice would be helpful, sorry for the long story, but I felt the info necessary.