I'm a successful private trader. What's the best career path for me?

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I did the military for 5 years after highschool and I'm now going to Columbia GS, financial economics.

I started studying and trading the currency markets when I was 18(7 years ago) and I've become successful, using just price action and trend lines to trade trends that last a few days to a few weeks.
Been doing 5% to 7% a month for the last 2 years.

I used to think I wanted to join the finance world and make a name for myself, however I've realized that anywhere I go, I'll have to ignore most of what I've learned about trading and investing(because my methodology is fairly radical) and adopt the investment methodologies of my employer, and the investment philosophies of the mainstream finance world(you know, the worship of FA)**.

These would be the same investment methodologies and philosophies that have not only led to the repeated stock market crashes in the 12 years,but also, for the most part, failed to predict them.

I know I could just graduate with a degree and then just sit on a beach somewhere, but that's a boring wasted life. I want to make a name for myself, learn the ins and outs of the financial world, and develop networks of peers so that I could someday start my own financial business.

Is there a certain sector I could go into so that I could continue my trading on the side? Or are there hedge funds or banks where I could used my own skills? Or something else?

Thanks for the advice.

**Read the intelligent investor, total respect for Warren Buffet's patience, but I think as money can always be made quicker and more predictably through price action analysis.