I'm very interested in working in the financial markets. not sure what's the best way to get there. Some courses provided by the uni can sound rather general.

I'm a part time trader and am doing well but i am so eager to get into the markets to see the real deal. heard a lot of bad stories about the trading life but i just want more challenge.

Would really appreciate it if there is anyone, professionals or someone who knows someone, who could share some insight as to the best route to be a hedge fund manager or a trader for large banks/funds. whether it's education, certain certification or trading results of whatever there is.