Routes into PE.
As the title of the thread states I am wondering of possible routes into private equity. I would classify myself as a non-ideal candidate; I have a BioMed BSc and a Dental degree; no IB experience and any industry knowledge I have is self taught. The only relevant "formal" work experience I have had is in practiceof my previous seniors (which is what initially sparked my interest) but I would say it was very much a "garage band" set-up. I was involved in the whole acquisition process but I did not have a formal title. So I am aware that a large amount of work on my part will be required and my chances are still slim. I know that the vast majority of people on here that have similar backgrounds to myself are told to work in the industry via the route as an operating partner, I feel that my choice is either choose this route (I would honestly prefer to have a role involved in the minutiae of the deal) or alternatively, the nuclear > IB > PE ( I am aware that is the same as "Rock climbing > Climb a few hills > Scale Everest") . I am 27; so I can either stay in my current industry and then in my 40-50s take a punt on smaller PE firms as an "Industry Expert" or go down the more well trodden path, but starting a little late.
I am aware that I could go into private practice and earn six-figures for less hours; this isn't my motivation.