I've been thinking about this a lot lately, about the hours that you face in IB.
Everyone is always talking about the 100 hour work weeks, which might realistically be only 70-80 hours on average but are still daunting. These hours aren't as bad as when you compare the other career options of the same prestige, I guess.
Engineering is a big one. I feel as though what people fail to realize is that studying engineering; you have 3-4 years for undergrad and then you've got your masters for another 2.
The amount of studying that goes into engineering is nothing short of long, not to mention the difficulty as opposed to business subjects.
Your 2 years in the masters could be compared to your 2-3 in banking to switch to the buy-side but with banking, you make a nice 6 figure salary whilst gaining valuable industry experience.
Medicine and law are just as similar to the engineering pathway. I feel as though people exaggerate the intensity of it with respect to the other options of a similar nature.
Anyone else have a take on this? I have seen no one else mention something similar.