I love to research. What can I do?

Honestly, if I find a topic that I like, there is no stopping me from finding out everything I can about it. I tend to prefer a breadth, not depth" approach, I feel more comfortable covering many names rather than doing a deep dive into only a few. I then like to organize the info in some sort of coherent form. If needed, I could write a report about my findings. I find that in the evenings, when I'm surfing the Web, fulfilling my curiosity, is the time when I find myself lost in the moment.

Is there a finance job where I can do this? What kind of jobs/careers would fall under this realization? How is research used as a quant researcher?

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