IB or medicine? (Yet again)
I know this question has been asked over a million times on wso and i've probably read every single one. Here is the problem: it started when I downloaded trading212 (UK Brokerage) for the first time as a 16 year old and managed a portfolio under a parent monitored account. From then on my interest in the financial industry expanded. Reading the financial times and looking through bloomberg. Researching companies and been amazed by the supposed power of compound interest when investing for long enough in the S&P 500. Later down the line I found out about the investment banking industry and the fact that you can do all this research and number crunching as a job - I felt something inside of me telling me to pursue this. Yes the superficial factors of money and security also helped away me but the potential that I would also enjoy this massively helped. If i were to pursue this I would need to take the untraditional route at a target uni as i've opted for prereq subjects for medicine (biology, chemistry, english at A level (UK))
Previously, before i was met with this dilemma i was set on becoming a doctor purely out of the idea of saving peoples lives and the tremendous job satisfaction and prestige associated with it. I loved the idea of financial security with this job while loving what you do. I never thought i would question this path up until i was introduced to the world of investing and now... well i'm stuck in a continuous cycle of despair. I can't choose between these two careers and its really getting to me. I know this is a highly irresponsible method of seeking advice as this is a biased platform but so far, this community seems incredibly helpful from all that i've seen. I also love the idea of playing hero (read lots of comics as a kid) and I know most won't think this is applicable to banking but donating to charities would feel somewhat heroic and gratifying for me.
can anyone provide me with guidance or advice on this dilemma? Once again i know this has been asked a million times but the fact that i have a genuine interest in both fields makes it considerably. harder for me. I want to be able to provide for my potential family and generate wealth whilst loving what I do and 'making a difference'/mark on the world - so they say