I'm currently a 22 y/o student, graduating in 2 years with a healthcare-related degree (NOT an MD) at a non-target, who is interested in pursuing some non-traditional routes - I'm currently considering Consulting,/PE/ /VC.
I've been contemplating on whether to make B School a part of the "plan" for awhile now, but planned to be focused on biotech/pharma industry or healthcare.
However, I've only been recently made aware to the fact that there are many healthcare-focused financial services and consulting shops. Are these guys - e.g. HC PE and life sciences consulting shops - looking for people with HC backgrounds? Or are they typically more interested in finance people?
I think HC PE or the life sciences consulting would be an amazing experience to start off in fresh out of school, not just for the money but also for building the network and getting various exposures. So the BIG question: would I actually have a chance without an IBD background/experience?
Thanks very much in advance.
I've done some serious hunting through WSO and I would highly value some time to talk to some of the folks who know how to mix HC with finance.