Which job seems best? Morgan Stanley CSA vs UBS FA trainee vs Edward Jones FA

I am being considered for three positions amongst which I am trying to decide how to prioritize based on my somewhat limited information.

My top choice is likely the Morgan Stanley Client Service Associate position, although I don't really have much understanding yet of what the compensation is for this position in Hawaii. I particularly enjoy that it is based in an actual office in downtown. My biggest concern is getting laid off due to uncontrollable circumstances. I am in the process of setting up a screening call with talent acquisition.

A close second choice is the UBS Wealth Advice Center Training Financial Advisor position. I really like that it's UBS but at the same time, I wouldn't feel at my best handling virtual calls with high net worth clients from my bedroom if there is no actual call center and I would be working from home. I have successfully passed their Culture Match assessment and my application is currently being reviewed by the hiring manager.

The other option I am hoping to have rather than not have is the Edward Jones Financial Advisor position. I like that this position offers a base salary which is significantly more than I can find at an entry-level position at local banks. I've submitted my digital video interview and am waiting for the result.

If anyone has insights or pointers in general for my situation, it would be greatly appreciated. My biggest concerns include the working environment (prefer to commute to work by car) and future marketability for a potential transition into asset management. Thanks!

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