I'm a successful day trader considering a major career change in part because it seems that many people who start trading in their twenties end up moving on from, or at least going into the business side of, day trading by the time they are in their late thirties. Long term consistent profitability is not the norm, although so far so good for 4 years now with improvement, and I don't see that changing for me. I've applied and am all set to go to medical school this fall at very good school, with a decent scholarship too. I'll be able to trade a bit the first two years (basic science courses) but after that it's over, and I'll have six years of lower earnings for sure (2 more years medical school + 4 year residency). I work around four hours a day now, from home, and make around the avg. for a physician, who work 50+ hours a week but actually provide a service (providing liquidity to the markets does not count as a contribution in my book) Thoughts on this career change? Anyone consider something similar? Anyone trading for 10-20+ years have comments on trading as a career? Thanks.