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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I'm interested in what people on TSR want to do and what reasoning they have behind their decisions. Especially after supposedly finding out that some people are not incentivised (at all) by earning potential.

    Also if you can add what steps have you taken to get there? i.e University Degree, related work experience, super-curriculars, anything else of the likes.

    I'll start:

    Intended Career: I intend to find a role in IB (S+T, preferably equities/currencies.. if not Risk Management of some sort, not that it matters).

    Reasoning: Money mainly. I have an interest in Economics/Financial Markets/Business. It's the prestige that comes with the job, working in the 'major leagues' (essentially) and making a name for myself.

    Steps: Most trading positions in trading require a 2:1 degree with a quant focus in which I'll start in September. I've done/I'm doing various work-related experiences with financial institutions. I've networked with a lot of key individuals who I've managed to utilise to get me places (hopefully towards where I want to go). I also manage an equities portfolio (albeit with virtual funds) on US markets in my spare time.

    PS: If this is in the wrong forum, I have no issue with it being moved.

    tl;dr: What career do you intend to go into? Why? What have you done towards getting there?
    Intended Career- Accountancy

    Reasoning- I like numbers and money. Plus it would make my grandma happy

    Steps- Get through the assessment centre in a week. Do well in the grad scheme and do the relevant qualifications. Failing that do some work experience in local accountancy firms and apply for grad schemes next year.




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    Set up own business.. become a billionaire. Simple.
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    Because that requires medicine and then specialising and I haven't got the grades for medicine. And I don't believe I'd be fantastic at doing surgery (I assume that's something every ophtlalmologist has to do).
    I'm content with Optometry. I like the stuff we do.
    Best of luck, a friend of mine is studying optometry
    Im the opposite, surgical procedures is one of the reasons I chose dentistry:P
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    Translating.
    Love doing and learning languages and speaking them. And I love travelling. I am, however, not going to say why from the perspective of a potential employer as I would then be telling people the answer to a job interview question.
    I have other reasons too, one being enjoyment and is something I am incredibly passionate about, other reasons I will not say.
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    (Original post by teen1234)
    Dunno if prestige exists anymore tbh. Out of medics/dentists/vets dentists probably get the most **** from people. Vets and dentists get called rip offs by the public all the time unfortunately.
    Its unfortunate because only a few people know how bloody hard it is to get into one of these courses and complete it - not to mention the cost of overheads etc, so we dont actually make that much.
    I don't think so, if anything public opinion seems to be that being a vet is harder than being a doctor because we have to learn about lots of species. The only negative thing I have had people say is joking about us putting hands up cows arses, people ave generally been pretty impressed when they find out what I study.
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    Intended career- hydrologist/geologist

    Steps to take- Hopefully get the ABB I need to go to university in September and study environmental earth science. After that do a masters in water management or a similar degree.

    Reasons- I love my subjects a A level (geology, geography, environmental studies) and I especially loved the units about water. i'd like a job where I can go out and actually do sampling.
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    Intended Career: PE Teacher in a Secondary School, specialising in dance.
    Reasoning: I love dance, sport and teaching others.
    Steps: I've done my GCSE's and am going on to study PE and Dance at A Level. I am then hoping to go to university to get a degree in Physical Education. I have had lots of dance teaching opportunities and experiences at school and am hoping to do even more work experience.
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    (Original post by lucaf)
    I don't think so, if anything public opinion seems to be that being a vet is harder than being a doctor because we have to learn about lots of species. The only negative thing I have had people say is joking about us putting hands up cows arses, people ave generally been pretty impressed when they find out what I study.
    Depends on who you speak to I guess. Dunno if people know that its just as hard to become a dentist as doctor/vet.We all have pretty nasty jobs at times lmao.

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    (Original post by gman10)
    Set up own business.. become a billionaire. Simple.
    Simplicity is juvenile
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    (Original post by teen1234)
    Mate, thats dentistry.
    You dont make sheeeet in medicine. When you do, you'll probably have kids and a wife lol
    You do know dentistry is incredibly boring and repetitive right? My cousin's a dentist and obviously he knows a lot of other dentists who really don't enjoy their jobs... Plus dentists don't exactly make loads of money, they're on respectable salaries yes but GPs etc. on 100k+ a year trump them by far.

    I home you're going into dentistry for the right reasons...
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    Don't have any career ambitions
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    (Original post by physicsboy1)
    You do know dentistry is incredibly boring and repetitive right? My cousin's a dentist and obviously he knows a lot of other dentists who really don't enjoy their jobs... Plus dentists don't exactly make loads of money, they're on respectable salaries yes but GPs etc. on 100k+ a year trump them by far.

    I home you're going into dentistry for the right reasons...
    Its boring and repetitive depending on whether or not you like the job. Im not going into dentistry for the money, I'd earn a lot more money just going to work with my Dad or doing an accounting/econ etc degree at the top 5. GPs are on around 80-90k unless they're partners and it takes an extra 7 years AFTER medical school to be a GP, it takes 1 year to be a dentist after dental school. Associate dentist salary is around 60k and performer provider around 90k. GPs hate their jobs too lol
    Besides, Im not looking to just be a general dentist.
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    (Original post by teen1234)
    Its boring and repetitive depending on whether or not you like the job. Im not going into dentistry for the money, I'd earn a lot more money just going to work with my Dad or doing an accounting/econ etc degree at the top 5. GPs are on around 80-90k unless they're partners and it takes an extra 7 years AFTER medical school to be a GP, it takes 1 year to be a dentist after dental school. Associate dentist salary is around 60k and performer provider around 90k. GPs hate their jobs too lol
    Besides, Im not looking to just be a general dentist.
    Nice to see you aren't doing it for the money.

    You should probably realise that figures you see in the media/internet aren't true. 60k for an associate is very generous unless you love down south. Not sure how up to date you are with the news but large influxes of dentists from Europe are driving salaries down, unless you work down south near London you are unlikely to hit those figures any time soon. And btw average GP salary is around £103k fyi.

    Good luck with your degree, just please realise half the things you read on here about dentistry are completely and utterly incorrect.
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    (Original post by universal_set)
    Intended Career:

    Hopefully work as a quant so that I can work on derivatives/asset pricing/financial risk management.



    Reasoning:
    I love mathematics especially when it is more applicable in sense of finance and/or economics. For example, theory of derivatives pricing and hedging in context of no arbitrage, theory of optimal investment and consumption in context of portfolio theory. Passion to specialise in financial maths so that I can acquire in-depth knowledge of abstract probability in sense of measure theory, SDEs (Black & Schole is one example), martingale theory (sub/super etc), Ito, BM, stochastic processes and its analysis, radon-nikodym differential etc. Levy processes so that I can understand the actuarial concepts too.*



    Steps:
    I have quit my computer science career (all CS guys: don't bash me ) so that I can pursue a degree in maths as I lack pure side of maths especially proof writing due to which I am unable to understand theorems etc & as I said earlier that I want to specialise in stochastic analysis/measure theoretic probability etc therefore I want to study maths at undergrad level so that I can build a strong foundation for further studies. Anyway, I have worked as a professional computer programmer. I have also completed an internship at a well known high frequency trading firm in city and worked on various statistical models with quatnt developers and had a chance to use their in-house tools/technology. I love to do retail & day trading, and managed to achieve good results. I have also done little self study.
    If you're gunning for quant roles you should really think about doing a PhD, a lot of quant Hedge Funds and prop trading firms hire people with quantitative PhDs.

    Also, you're probably better off at a place where the quants are valued; so for instance HFT shops, Hedge Funds and prop firms. Banks don't really value quants as much.
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    (Original post by physicsboy1)
    Nice to see you aren't doing it for the money.

    You should probably realise that figures you see in the media/internet aren't true. 60k for an associate is very generous unless you love down south. Not sure how up to date you are with the news but large influxes of dentists from Europe are driving salaries down, unless you work down south near London you are unlikely to hit those figures any time soon. And btw average GP salary is around £103k fyi.

    Good luck with your degree, just please realise half the things you read on here about dentistry are completely and utterly incorrect.
    damn how come the salaries are that low? not a dentist just curious. thought they were on 6 figures a year or two after qualifying..
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    (Original post by physicsboy1)
    Nice to see you aren't doing it for the money.

    You should probably realise that figures you see in the media/internet aren't true. 60k for an associate is very generous unless you love down south. Not sure how up to date you are with the news but large influxes of dentists from Europe are driving salaries down, unless you work down south near London you are unlikely to hit those figures any time soon. And btw average GP salary is around £103k fyi.

    Good luck with your degree, just please realise half the things you read on here about dentistry are completely and utterly incorrect.
    http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB11473
    The Associate's pay is actually lower compared to the rest of the country in London lmfao. Where did you get that from.
    Again, GPs train for 7 years more than general dentists - an implantologist/ortho/endo would earn as much or more than a GP with the same amount of training.
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    damn how come the salaries are that low? not a dentist just curious. thought they were on 6 figures a year or two after qualifying..
    They aren't paid a salary so its hard to actually get a definite number - they're self employed and get paid more based on how fast and how much they work. 60k is the average after you qualify working 9-5 5 days a week. If you decide to work longer hours (as a lot of dentists do) you can be getting a lot more.
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    (Original post by teen1234)
    Depends on who you speak to I guess. Dunno if people know that its just as hard to become a dentist as doctor/vet.We all have pretty nasty jobs at times lmao.

    Eww, eww, eww!! :eek: I could never become a dentist or oral hygienist! Then I would possibly like to become a doctor so...

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    (Original post by teen1234)
    They aren't paid a salary so its hard to actually get a definite number - they're self employed and get paid more based on how fast and how much they work. 60k is the average after you qualify working 9-5 5 days a week. If you decide to work longer hours (as a lot of dentists do) you can be getting a lot more.
    ah fair enough.
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    damn how come the salaries are that low? not a dentist just curious. thought they were on 6 figures a year or two after qualifying..
    The only professions that pay 6 figures a year or two after qualifying are IB/city law/set up your own business and be successful (unless you're very lucky and are on a profit sharing scheme etc.).

    (Original post by teen1234)
    http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB11473
    The Associate's pay is actually lower compared to the rest of the country in London lmfao. Where did you get that from.
    Again, GPs train for 7 years more than general dentists - an implantologist/ortho/endo would earn as much or more than a GP with the same amount of training.
    Speaking to my cousin, the only dentist he knows who earns £100k is someone who set up his own clinic in London. Plus anyone working in London gets a +% on their salary because they're working/living in London.

    Orthodontists are practically the "consultants" of dentistry so to speak? And we all know how much consultants get paid...

    Anyway, not trying to put you off but I see so much bs about dentistry on this forum I needed to speak out. I'm sure you've done enough research and genuinely love teeth/dental work so will enjoy your job!
 
 
 
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