Is There ANY advantage to being an accountant instead of an Investment Banker/ConsultantCF
So, I didn't end up getting anything with a BB or consulting firm and it looking more and more like I'm probably doomed to be an accountant (at least for a bit until I can transition from an MBA), so I was wondering, is there really any benefit to being an accountant vs investment banker?
The only thing I can think of is that accountants can work anywhere, while bankers are mostly stuck in NYC, Houston, Chicago, San Fran and maybe Boston/LA. Other than that, they may work slightly less hours (than bankers, probably same as consultants), but its not enough to justify the lack of pay from not getting a nice bonus and exit opps aren't that great either. So yeah, anyone want to help me rationalize my failure a bit xD.
Btw, my goal is to be a officer at a F500 (so I guess I'm more consulting than banking), which I hear you can do from accounting, but consulting seems a helluva lot more fun and less mind-numbing than being an accountant.