With enough study, you can pass the exams to be a medical doctor.
That is true... and I have had many bad experiences with medical doctors. Just because someone can pass a test immediately after studying for it, that does NOT mean that they understand whatever it is that they just passed.
I kind of want a doctor, and a security professional, who have studied their fields.
I want more than just studying. I want understanding of the material.
Heh. You are funny. I passed Security+, Server+, CISSP, etc all without breaking a book to specifically study for all of those certifications. I have read lots of books. I have learned lots of stuff. Knowing that stuff was sufficient for passing the tests. It is almost a form of cheating if you have to study to pass a test that checks for whether or not you understand the material.
I am well paid for my services.
I suppose it MIGHT be possible to do that, but that would be the hard way. Understanding the material is a lot easier than memorizing every possible question and answer.
You say that as if it is negating what I am saying. On the contrary, you are just validating what I say.
Understanding takes a LOT of mental energy. It also requires a certain speed of synapse firing or somesuch. Most people are not willing or are not capable of expending that type of energy... but they still want the high paying jobs. So they study. And study some more. They take the tests. They fail them. They study some more. Eventually, after several more failures, they pass them. They get hired into a high paying job... and then can not perform at the level of some of those around them.
People kill for money. Studying to get money is not so hard as actually learning, knowing, and understanding the material. People would rather than kill than expend the energy needed to understand.
In summary, the average person is a lazy and murderous brute who wants money and will take the path of least resistance to get it. Regurgitating facts is that path.