Hey guys and gals, I'm looking for some advice.
I am a first year analyst at aand graduated from a top tier public school. Recently I've taken a harder look at what I want out of a career and what would make me happy. In my current position I'm paid well, don't work terrible hours and my boss isn't an asshat. So why am I unhappy? Am I ungrateful?
The main concerns I have currently are that I feel like I'm going down a path that will lead to my being pidgeon-holed. I don't do any in-depthmodeling nor do I personally analyze or vet the investment in the clients' accounts. I don't really use my brain or think critically very often and I feel like I'm not really developing a transferrable skill set.
Also, being a 20-something in WM may be challenging because old rich people may feel uneasy about giving their coin to some young dude.
I am taking the CFA Level 1 in June and am using the studying to become more well-rounded, but again, I feel like the CFA may not help me get out of this path if I don't develop transferrable skills. I enjoy the studying I'm doing because it is the stuff I studied in college and think that IB/something I'm better suited for. The pickle I'm in is that the longer I wait in WM, the harder it becomes for me to "catch up" to my peers in IB/ER.
I feel like most people outside of the finance community wouldn't understand what I'm going through and would look at me crazy for not being happy with where I am. Am I worrying too early or are my worries justified? How long did it take you to become satisfied with your job, or are you still searching?