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What is a good business career for me?

california_love8california_love8 Posts: 1,097Registered User Senior Member
edited June 2007 in Business Major
What would be a good business career for me given this:

-I am a very much science/math type person. I especially like calculus and super-complicated physics and stuff like that (this could be a bit of a problem because I know much of biz doesn't involve much math or science beyond basics)
-I want a job that pays well (around 120k-150k) relatively soon after either undergrad or MBA (within 2-3 years), but doesn't work killer hours. I want to have SOME time to enjoy life outside of work, but I am willing to work long enough so that I can live very comfortably (so around 120k should be fine)
-A career that isnt like I-banking or consulting where even if your school is 5 places out of the top 15, you cant enter the field because the hirers are prestige whores.
-A career that has relatively good prospects. I don't want to be in a job where I will get outsourced or laid off because this particular industry is known to not have great prospects.

thanks for your help!
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Replies to: What is a good business career for me?

  • MightyNickMightyNick Posts: 2,097Registered User Senior Member
    I want a job that pays well (around 120k-150k) relatively soon after either undergrad or MBA (within 2-3 years)

    Dream on!!!
  • california_love8california_love8 Posts: 1,097Registered User Senior Member
    I meant to say 3-5. I was thinking about consulting, which is one of the higher paying jobs, so yeah, 3-5 is what I meant...
  • MightyNickMightyNick Posts: 2,097Registered User Senior Member
    You would have to go to a top top school (like an ivy) and be really really lucky to make that much right after undergrad.
  • canadian1989canadian1989 Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
    especially if you don't wanna work killer hours. the only profession i can even remotely think of that may pay you abt 120-150k is ibanking and you wld probably be working your ass off there.
  • VectorWegaVectorWega Posts: 1,872Registered User Senior Member
    The only profession I can think of off the top of my head where you can make that type of money without working too hard is sales.

    Even then, you would come in with no network and would need to be a GREAT salesman to hit those numbers. My brother was making 100k straight out of college (despite a 2.0 GPA) with a 50k base salary plus commissions. However, he was a chemical salesman and his job required a chemical engineering degree because he did a lot of work with the chemicals he sold.

    Aside from that, you could start your own business (normally takes long hours). However, in reality you will probably not be making anything close to that in 3-5 years regardless of what you do especially if you don't have the drive to work long hours.
  • california_love8california_love8 Posts: 1,097Registered User Senior Member
    well I could work them eventually (and btw, 7-6 or something is fine), but I just dont want to work I-banking hours, consulting hours would be okay though.
  • the_aspirantthe_aspirant Posts: 427Registered User Member
    the stock market? -_-
  • Sheed30Sheed30 Posts: 12,425Registered User Senior Member
    lol, Invent something.....
  • TheMK99TheMK99 Posts: 1,019Registered User Member
    start your own pyramid scheme
  • irishbluesirishblues Posts: 248Registered User Junior Member
    Become a Columbian drug lord
  • california_love8california_love8 Posts: 1,097Registered User Senior Member
    okay, all jokes aside, can someone tell me more about the stock market thing or suggest other real careers?

    I did enjoy the humor you guys have (I seriously am not being sarcastic). It helped take away some of the stress of finals :)
  • TheMK99TheMK99 Posts: 1,019Registered User Member
    A few financial industries like Ibank/PE/HF will offer salaries your looking for, not too sure about hours though. Your asking for a combo of high salary and low work hours, which is pretty hard to find. I think you are searching for "the holy grail" of careers which will let you make the most money and work the least, but I would say that career does not exist.
  • california_love8california_love8 Posts: 1,097Registered User Senior Member
    okay, what I mean is that I want a job similar to consulting in terms of salary/hours. Those are livable to me (and the salary is surplus). There's no guarentees that I will get recruited into consulting, which is why I'm looking for good back up careers as well, so does anyone have an idea about this now that I've narrowed it down, and given you something to base your comparisons off of?
  • rencerence Posts: 385Registered User Member
    Consulting hours aren't *that* great either...at least I didn't think so.
  • Colin387Colin387 Posts: 195Registered User Junior Member
    Consulting is good in terms of money, but job security is horrible. Once your project is over and done with, be prepared to be layed off.
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