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    I am stuck between choosing accounting and finance and investment banking as a career path I'm currently doing maths, physics and economics at a level

    I've done work experience as an accountant, and i found it draining in the sense of not being able to use my brain as much as i wanted to because i'm used to more vigorous school work, but if i did become an accountant i would want to work my way up to being a financial director, so i was wondering about how fast i can progress as an accountant

    On the other hand i'm not sure i want to be pulling my hair out in investment banking ...

    I'm most likely going to be doing a physics degree to allow flexibility for choice of jobs, and because i enjoy it, however i'm not sure if doing physics will put me at a disadvantage for finding jobs

    sorry this is a lot but any input would help, thank you
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    (Original post by its_naomixo)
    I am stuck between choosing accounting and finance and investment banking as a career path I'm currently doing maths, physics and economics at a level

    I've done work experience as an accountant, and i found it draining in the sense of not being able to use my brain as much as i wanted to because i'm used to more vigorous school work, but if i did become an accountant i would want to work my way up to being a financial director, so i was wondering about how fast i can progress as an accountant

    On the other hand i'm not sure i want to be pulling my hair out in investment banking ...

    I'm most likely going to be doing a physics degree to allow flexibility for choice of jobs, and because i enjoy it, however i'm not sure if doing physics will put me at a disadvantage for finding jobs

    sorry this is a lot but any input would help, thank you
    If you're not wanting to work in physics then you will have to look for jobs that use your transferable skills of which analytical and maths skills will be key. How quickly you progress will depend on a number of factors which no one can predict unfortunately.
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    (Original post by its_naomixo)
    I am stuck between choosing accounting and finance and investment banking as a career path I'm currently doing maths, physics and economics at a level

    I've done work experience as an accountant, and i found it draining in the sense of not being able to use my brain as much as i wanted to because i'm used to more vigorous school work, but if i did become an accountant i would want to work my way up to being a financial director, so i was wondering about how fast i can progress as an accountant

    On the other hand i'm not sure i want to be pulling my hair out in investment banking ...

    I'm most likely going to be doing a physics degree to allow flexibility for choice of jobs, and because i enjoy it, however i'm not sure if doing physics will put me at a disadvantage for finding jobs

    sorry this is a lot but any input would help, thank you
    Most people who do a physics degree go into the general 'just want a degree not a specific degree' careers (like the two you mentioned above), it doesnt hinder you for those but if you want to go into engineering etc then yes it would hinder you. You learn transferable skills during your degree via various things like hobbies, societies, group projects etc and this is what makes you stand out when applying for jobs, the degree you do when it is not vocational doesnt have too much bearing on it (unless applying for something like a physics phd etc of course)
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    If you study Physics, Banks 100% want you to apply. They really do not care what you study, in reality they want candidates that do not study the usual economics or business degrees. Don't think it will disadvantage you, Bank's care you can pass their recruitment processes first (e.g online tests/video interview) over what you study.
 
 
 
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