CFA Level I advice
Hi all- I am 32 years old and transitioning from Medical Device Sales in NYC I to (hopefully) medical device equity research. I met with an analyst at a top bank here and he advised me to take the CFA level one exam, pass it, and then start applying to equity research jobs and he thinks with my background in the industry and the CFA under my belt that I would be able to land an associate equity research position.
Is there anything you would add to this advice?
What is the best way to prepare for the CFA Level I exam with little to no finance background? I was looking into Schweiser. There is a "self study" option and a more expensive option which includes classes that can be watched online. Any experience with these prep options?
I'm hoping to take the exam in December (it is administered in December and June). Any and all advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you.