I was trying map out the pros and cons of careers in these four fields. However, I don't have any real world experience besides a brief consulting project, so I was hoping that people more familiar with the fields will pitch in. Here goes my attempt...
Pros: large bonuses, exit opps, best overall pay
Cons: hours, burn-out job
Pros: high paying early on, variety of work, travel (if single), travel points are nice.
Cons: travel (if married/in a relationship), pay curve isn't very steep, exits opps?, pay isn't very dependent on performance
Pros: performance based pay, casual/little client interaction, less rigid corporate structure?,
Cons: more narrow exit opps, possibility of being replaced by algorithm trading?
AM: honestly don't have much on this one
Pros: exits to HF/PE, pay related to performance, buy side
Cons: strict progression schedule, CFA exam, tough to start on the buy side
Let me know what you guys think. I appreciate the input.