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    I know that most jobs aren't perfect but what I want to know is there at least a variety of tasks for an actuary etc. Or is a chemical engineer faced with a a variety of jobs and less boring than an actuary.
    Actuaries specialise very quickly, mostly working on one area of the risk spectrum. The good thing about this is they become the 'thought leader' for this specialisation - enabling them to command a greater salary - but again, you'll be working on the same issues in slightly different contexts.

    An engineer is slightly different. When I interned at BP, their day consisted of meetings, time responding to emails/queries, modelling liquid flow and gas-leak risk using a proprietary piece of software, and sometimes, consulting on the design of new pipelines. In terms of variety, I guess there is a lot in the sense that you could move overseas or - very rarely - be called to a platform to perform inspection.

    It all depends on what you really want out of a career. If it's money, a high-octane environment, sharp financial modelling skills and the ability to lateral into a huge array of other careers - then investment banking is a good choice. Just know, going into it, you'll be working a crap tonne.

    At the end of the day, every job at the entry level is monkey work. You won't have enough value to add to any organisation as a new grad, so the probability of getting a variety of tasks or interesting tasks handed to you is pretty slim for most roles. You're main aim is to learn the ropes before transitioning into the more 'sexy' stuff.

    One field I recommend is: consulting. They work on projects on a short term basis, switching between industries and types of projects quite often. I'd say if you're happy travelling a lot, it's one career to consider.

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    Actuaries specialise very quickly, mostly working on one area of the risk spectrum. The good thing about this is they become the 'thought leader' for this specialisation - enabling them to command a greater salary - but again, you'll be working on the same issues in slightly different contexts.

    An engineer is slightly different. When I interned at BP, their day consisted of meetings, time responding to emails/queries, modelling liquid flow and gas-leak risk using a proprietary piece of software, and sometimes, consulting on the design of new pipelines. In terms of variety, I guess there is a lot in the sense that you could move overseas or - very rarely - be called to a platform to perform inspection.

    It all depends on what you really want out of a career. If it's money, a high-octane environment, sharp financial modelling skills and the ability to lateral into a huge array of other careers - then investment banking is a good choice. Just know, going into it, you'll be working a crap tonne.

    At the end of the day, every job at the entry level is monkey work. You won't have enough value to add to any organisation as a new grad, so the probability of getting a variety of tasks or interesting tasks handed to you is pretty slim for most roles. You're main aim is to learn the ropes before transitioning into the more 'sexy' stuff.

    One field I recommend is: consulting. They work on projects on a short term basis, switching between industries and types of projects quite often. I'd say if you're happy travelling a lot, it's one career to consider.

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    If you don't mind could u tell me what degree and where u did it and what kind of career are u looking to go into. Thanks for the insight.
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    If you don't mind could u tell me what degree and where u did it and what kind of career are u looking to go into. Thanks for the insight.
    Did the internship between year 12 and 13, on a gap year right now and re-applying for Maths + Computer Science/Data Science. Hold offers from Warwick and Nottingham and also applying to Oxford, UCL and Bristol.

    I have a few secured internships in IB, but ultimately will apply for some better banks when I start uni.

    Ideally, strategy consulting at a top firm or investment banking at a top bank, or corporate law at a top law firm, or some form of product management role at a top tech company. It all depends on what I'm able to land whilst at university, but the first two options are my focus as they keep the door wide open to enter into even more exciting/better paid positions.

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