Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington
Most of finance work is boring as hell, even if you're passionate about it. If you're not passionate about it, I'd strongly advise against getting anywhere near finance as a profession.
Here's the deal with your career: The majority of people are not "doing what they love" for work because whatever it is they love either doesn't pay the bills or they don't want to do it professionally. As such, the best most people can hope for is to work in a field that you're somewhat interested by, that pays decently, and gives you plenty of time off to pursue your interest. Finance hits one of those two criteria and strikes out swinging on the two others.
You sound like just another grad trying to convince himself that he really wants to do finance because it's the thing to do. Don't do it.
Thanks so much for the quick reply, L-B.
I hoped to have Accounting as a fail-proof back-up, but after some major trouble with Managerial Accounting class, I never wanted to touch another Accounting class ever again. Beyond all of these finance books I look through every day, I don't know what other choice I have (besides the first few posts in this thread).
I agree with you on the majority of people "not doing what they love" note. I don't know which will make me succumb first: my need for a good income that helps me keep a certain lifestyle or my dislike of my job (note:
I'm assuming here that I'll hate my future finance-related job/s).