Economic Consulting vs Tech Consulting: Job, Exit Opps, Salary, etc.
Trying to decide between these two industries (received offer in each), and am hoping to find out more information to help make my decision. Economic consulting firm is considered top-tier, whereas the tech consulting is less so.
For context, I come from a pure math/tech background with little/no interest in. I am leaning towards tech consulting. However, the prestige/possible exit ops of the economic consulting firm is making me second-guess myself. Economic consulting offer pays slightly more and better location, but job seems less interesting and tech consulting would allow me to go back into tech (I assume?). To be honest, I don't know what to do in the future. I have considered options ranging from law-school to software related roles, and would like to keep my options open. I only have tech experience and am worried that economic consulting would pigeon-hole me away from more quantitative/programming-oriented careers.
How much 'hardcore' data science is involved in economic consulting? Or is it just standard linear regression? From the interviews, the 'quantitative' work just seemed like linear regression, which loses its novelty, for me, pretty quickly.
How much of the economic consulting job is data collection, processing, and cleaning?
What is the culture like at economic consulting firms - it seems like everyone comes from very similar backgrounds (academic, etc.)? On the hand, tech was significantly more diverse, and less hierarchical.
Other than grad school, what are the exit ops for economic consulting? I have seen online a few people do 'data science' roles at tech companies, but am wondering what else is out there.
Which of economic vs tech consulting would be better foror strategy/risk /HF?
Apart from connections, how does economic consulting help entry into law school?