Originally Posted by soymilk*sion
Since I am not familiar with these industries, cannot decide which one is better.
-.- futurn -> future
Don't you have to at least know something about law firms if you are a law graduate?
I have no experience in investment banking, but I do have some friends who work for GS, MS and others. To listen to them talk, the work is quite limited. However, due to time pressures, and the amount of money that you are moving around, it can be both an adrenaline rush and also quite stressful.
I do have experience in law, and I can say that the work is often quite intellectually interesting, although bits of it are mundane and relatively boring. If you work in an area that involves courtroom work, it can be really challenging and enjoyable.
Both can involve long hours and can impose pressures on family and other relationships.
Both can pay well, although obviously at the upper tiers, IB pays far more than legal work.