And in case you still think I "look down on" business majors and MBAs here are some links to the sorts of numbers that guide my thinking:
Of the 1,956,000 bachelor's degrees conferred in 2016"17, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the fields of business (381,000)...biological and biomedical sciences (117,000),
Business degrees were the most frequently awarded (~20% of total) and are more than 3X more than life science degrees (~6% of total). At least at the university I did my undergraduate work at a specialty like biochemistry is even less. There were 8-10 biochem nerds in my class amongst the 250-300 general bio grads.
Murray, associate director of research at the Graduate Management Admission Council, took on these questions and answered them: As of 2008, there were more than 250,000 students enrolled in MBA programs and more than 100,000 MBA degrees awarded annually. These MBAs represent at least 66 percent of all graduate business degrees conferred.
Old data, so numbers may be different now. Likely higher as the MBA is a very common post-grad advanced degree.
U.S. institutions awarded 54,664 research doctorate degrees in 2017...The largest share of doctorates awarded in 2017 was in life sciences (23 percent)
That shakes out to about ~12,600 advanced degrees in the biological field as of 2017.
Calling a business degree/MBA pathway "normal" isn't an insult. It's a matter of fact statement of reality.
I know many people who have an MBA and do much better than me financially.
But I knew that going into my field. You don't become a scientist to get rich.