I am currently a non-traditional junior at Emory and am doing some career path exploration. My goals are to make ~150k+ 8-10 years after graduation while having good work-life balance. As I am non-traditional and already married I am not interested in heavy hours/travel jobs such as ibanking, consulting, p&e, etc. However, I am wiling to work about 60 hours a week with longer hours on some days during the beginning of my career. I would also like to stay in Atlanta.
Based on careers that I explored could you please tell me which of these options are best for starting out and why you think so:
-Financial analyst at an Atlanta F500 such as The Home Depot, Coke, UPS
-Big4 Auditor (goal to either transition to TS after) or to make jump to industry without going TS [possibly get MBA before going to industry]
-Commercial banking for Wells Fargo, BAML, BB&T (eventually move into corporate banking - if not right out of undergrad).
In terms of salary and career progression which of these would you recommend. I have heard that getting promoted in F500 takes a really long time compared with working a few years in Big4 and then making the jump in industry.
I know Big4 auditors and TS can pull in some money and be making ~100k at the manager level 5-6 years out of undergrad.
However, there is not a lot of information on commercial banking and corporate banking on these forums - career path and compensation.
Thanks for your time guys.