Leaving Finance Entirely
2nd year Associate in S&T. Aside from the fact that I have lost interest in the markets, I realize that I can work a lot less hard and earn just as much (maybe a tad less). I can barely use the restroom without a client coming in to trade, some days I don't have time to leave the desk. Meanwhile my girlfriend makes just as much as I do as a Tech PMM, can wake up late, doesn't need to wear dress clothes and has a much more relaxed set up overall.
I've come to the conclusion that finance as a whole is too conservative for me, and that, the culture,, can be extremely unhealthy. The money isn't the pull factor it was 10 years ago.
As a 26 year old, I went to a target school and have contacts in tech. Should I try to network my way into tech or would I be better served applying for an MBA?