I am a Biotech Ph.D. student from a Top 10 school in my field. I am currently trying to decide between applying tojobs or accepting a generalist strategy consulting offer (low tier 2 with decent exit ops). In terms of work interest, I am interested in both sectors but leaning slightly towards ER. I was hoping to get some insights in to the pros & cons of each field.
Some things that are important to me in order of priority:
1) Compensation (want to make at least 190K all in after 2-4 years).
2) Ability to work around Washington D.C. area (after 5-8 years).
3) Tied to #2, but Exit Ops.
4) Work life balance (especially after 5-8 years).
Not sure if this should be a factor to consider, but if I decide to take a biotech ER offer, I would have to renege on the consulting offer. I would love to get some feedback on this if you can help me out. Thanks!