34 Year old Considering an MBA
I have an unusual background. I went to Columbia for Undergrad, graduated in 99' with a degree in English then went on to become an Airline Pilot. The road to the Major Airlines is a very difficult one. Now that im there, flying widebody aircraft around the planet and earning a couple hundred grand a year, im bored.. Dont get me wrong, I love the job but Finance seems more exciting, atleast from the outside. I have family in Banking but I really cant get their honest input because they think I have the coolest job in the world..Atleast thats whats in their minds.These are MD's at topfirms..
I am posting here because I wanted to know if in views of outsiders, it is a bad move to leave my Airline Career for IBanking ofcourse via BSchool...
Currently a First Officer(co-pilot)
salary around 200k.
salary in 3 years as Captain around 300k
salary as a Flight Ops manager/ Chief Pilot 400-500k(7 years from now)
executive in the airline 1mm plus but no guarantee of anything beyond becoming a Captain although this is what the CEO of the Airline told me my career would look like if I stay long-term..(the job is overseas-not here in the U.S) although I have flown for 2 Major Airlines here in the U.S but the salary here for pilots is very bad.
Again, I am content with what I have but want am bored so please let me know if its a huge mistake to leave all this to attend say a school like Stern or Columbia GSB for a 'possible' shot at IBanking or Trading...
I have been reading WSO for years, I find people here are very opinionated and thats what im looking for so have at it...but keep it informational no nonsense please...