9 months ago
Last edited at 6:06PM on 6/25/2013
The doctor went through years and years of school, taking many classes and necessarily retaining knowledge from each to eventually combine it all into understanding countless aspects of the human body and its reactions to the world and itself. The teacher learned a lot about one thing and does some research here and there. the teacher also doesn't hold lives in his hands. Would you go to a biology teacher to treat your cancer or to diagnose diabetes or any other number of things? The doctor logically should make more money. He's also got a lot more money to pay back in student loans and such.
Not that I don't think that teachers in general are WAY underpaid and under-appreciated, or that doctors aren't (in many cases) WAY overpaid, but biology is only one small part of the educational/practical requirements for being a doctor. So it's somewhat fitting that they aren't on the same pay scale.