Hey guys, I'm a 23 year old architectural intern who just recently graduated early this spring with a Bachelor's of Design in Architecture. After working in a large firm for a few months, I've realized that I'm not really that happy at my job, and cannot see myself doing this for my whole life. I enjoyed architecture school as an undergrad, I had the chance to be creative and design some cool things, but I just don't envision myself working in this field. I didn't apply to a M.Arch program because I wasn't sure I wanted to do this for my entire life. In the most recent years I've felt pressured to pursue a creative career, but there were countless times in architecture school where I thought to myself, "Am I doing the right thing? Will I be happy doing this for the rest of my life?" I've had doubts about architecture from the very beginning, I guess. It's been really stressful for me for the past few weeks, but I'm really glad that I'm figuring this stuff out right now when I'm still young.
Recently I've been doing some research on financial careers (both of my parents work in finance, and I have always been interested in it). My father is a financial advisor and I've always found his job to be interesting. Helping people manage their money and helping them save for retirement interests me, as well as investment strategies, risk management, stocks, portfolios, etc.
In regards to my undergraduate classes, I took short calc, intro microeconomics, intro macroeconomics, intro psychology, and intro stats my freshman and sophomore year. The rest of my classes were other general requirements and architecture classes.
Right now I would love some feedback on what you guys think my next steps should be in order to pursue a career in finance. I'm currently living at home right now with my parents, and I'm making decent money at my job, so I'll be able to save up some good money this year.
Will I be able to return to school and pursue a bachelor's degree in finance less than 4 years? Will my general credits transfer so I can really just focus on finance/accounting? Would I be able to still work at my job and go to school (night classes)?
I would appreciate any information/advice that you guys have!!