I am a mid-back office "analyst" at a large firm in (private area 41). I graduated very recently. I do not like my job, nor does anyone in my office (duh, is BO)...on the one hand, the work is banal, excruciatingly boring, and grating. On the other hand, I took a 3 hour biking expedition during "break" and when I returned I discovered all but 1 of my coworkers getting high (This is why you DON"T settle for BO...and yes, later someone stole OranguTNDM's bike because sketchy building).
I want to flip my metaphorical and literal table and change not my job but my CAREER. I don't see th epoint in going to FO. If I do, I might wind up being a beta-analyst while guys with actual experience outdo me....If a BO monkey can even GET INTO the analyst function!
I am considering changing arenas entirely--STEM, boys! STEM all the way (mabye)! Either chemistry, biology, and/or CS.
When does a mid-20's fool take the plunge, leave his easy-af -but-dull career, and become a sciences guy? I would be happy to return as a life-sciences/devices analyst when I get out of my second schooling---at which point I'd be extremely able to defend my stock picks and point out opportunities. Maybe consulting...but I'd be a mix of "useless ops experience" with an "X" amount of CS/Medical/STEM experience....is this trading a rotten apple for a sour amoeba?
My concern is 1. People in CS/Chem E need AGES of education to be worth anything...why would I leave a joke -arse job with decent pay and benefits if I wound up working for the same $ in 4 years?
- Switching is a leap of faith; I wound up in OPS by sheer ineptitude (don't take job descriptions for face value--they are shafting you) Why wouldn't Orangutndm make a similar mistake
- The children working in life sciences now have been studying since they were 12. Would I even stand a cuckluck chance?
Thank you all for support. For the record, I 1. didn't know where to post this and 2 have tried to work for hedge funds/will again if I survive this crisis of career.