FInance is tough because it requires long hours all the way to the top (until you become a senior advisor, member of some Boards, or similar). Even the IB MDs / PE partners I know are pulling rough hours well into their 40s / sometimes 50s.
Working with a HC services company has me incredibly jealous. The doctors / surgeons can go part-time and work 2.5 days a week for $300k instead of full-time for $600k (as an example). This simply isn't possible in top-tier finance. This got me seriously interested in med school, but that's probably unrealistic.
I'm confident in my intelligence and have been successful in my finance career, but would be really interested in roles where compensation is scalable up-or-down with productivity. Do these exist outside medicine, or should I continue to just try to take as much time between jobs as possible?
Thank you for reading.