60 Hour Weeks, Rural Locations, 100k starting salary: what type of finance is right for me?

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What sort of finance job should I pursue? I'm currently an Econ/History double major at HYP.Criteria:
1. starting salary >=100k
2. for the first two years, 80 hours or less per week; after 2 years, 60 hours or less per week
3. Additionally, after ten years or fewer, I want to be able to move to back home a pretty rural area: population 60k

I've heard Asset Management or F500 jobs fit the first two criteria, but I have not heard anything about the 3rd (location).

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

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Mar 6, 2017

This is literally entitlement and being a millennial at it's finest...I can't even handle it...

Let me get this straight.......

You attended an ivy, graduated with a non-quant degree (I'm going to assuming the Econ is a BA because of History)...you have a decent GPA relative to your peers and YOU want to set your hours and make $100k coming out of college while living on a fucking farm?

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Mar 9, 2017

A 3.4 at HYP is not a decent GPA relative to peers.

Mar 24, 2017

Go work in oil bro. It's about what you described.

Plenty of oil jobs in rural texas. 100k @ 40 hrs/week.

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Mar 6, 2017

3 seems fucking impossible to me without being some sort of freelancer. The only thing I can think of is being a broker, but is there any money there? Also, starting salary won't be $100K.

Why such a specific geographical focus? Something has to give, you can't have it all, despite what some feminists would have you believe.

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Mar 6, 2017

Well, sounds tough to hit the 100k out of the gate, but I would say grain trading/merchandising. Also, there are metro areas that are a half hour-hour to the middle of no where. You may not hit $100k, but your cost of living would be down vs a major metro area. Cargill, ADM and Bunge come to mind. I am sure there are others. There also are bound to be some PWM shops in different areas that may be more rural.

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Mar 12, 2017

I had a friend that traded grain in the middle of nowhere right out of school. After completing their program(1.5yrs) and actually getting to trade a book, his first year bonus was >$500k. Different market a couple of years ago, but still not bad.

Mar 12, 2017

There is some serious money in the grain business. Also, once you get experience doing it you can establish your own firm.

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Mar 8, 2017

i don't think you're going to find much help here.

Mar 8, 2017

where's your hometown? are we talking something like Lawrenceville GA that's near Atlanta? or are we talking something remote like Minot ND?

reason being, if you live in a small town and aren't a software architect that can work remote, you will not be able to find good work, there's a reason your hometown is small, because there's no opportunity. however, if you live in a small town that's near a big city, you could certainly work in the city center and just have a longer commute.

finally, you need to figure out what interests you, not just looking for a 6 figure job that's cushy, because that kinda attitude will get you nowhere in life.

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Mar 8, 2017

Not sure what F500 finance role straight out of undergrad is giving you 100k+ even in major cities like NYC or SF.

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Mar 12, 2017

Yeah, that's definitely not happening.

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Mar 12, 2017

I'm never surprised by the weaponized autism on this board.

Mar 13, 2017

"weaponized autism," I may have to steal that TNA, thank you

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Mar 13, 2017

I have a friend who earns $1897831/hour working from home just a few hours a week! They just bought a new McLaren p1 and a 5000 sq foot mansion! No degree, experience, intelligence or work ethic required whatsoever! He did it and you can too! Check out this site!

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....besides that, I think you're in for a rude awakening regarding how the world works.

Mar 15, 2017

The no BS answer to this is that you're probably not going to get 100k but 70-90k is a little more realistic and you don't NEED to make 100k at 22 when your rent is 1000 bucks. I've noticed a ton of AM, ER, etc. shops sometimes are in cheaper areas of the midwest. Probably your best bet besides going to a major F500 that is in the middle of nowhere or PWM (which isn't easy for someone with your attitude).

Mar 15, 2017

farmer/landowner

Mar 24, 2017

The only farmers I've ever met who worked < 60 hours per week were either semi-retired or they were running failing farms. Farming is no joke. The dudes that have been in the game for decades generally have large NWs and the operating income to scale back their personal sweat equity. However, they usually put in 20-30 years of 80+ hour weeks to get there (they basically never take vacations, either).

Mar 24, 2017

Guys...HAS to be a troll.

May 16, 2017
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