I'm interesting in hearing your experiences in making a career change and what it took/what sacrifices you had to make to make that change as well as any words of wisdom you may have for someone looking to make a career change.
To give you a bit of background about myself, I'm 26 and have a background in Engineering and have transitioned into a more project management focussed role in the manufacturing/construction industry. Lately, I've been finding that although I'm very good at what I do and the pay is great, I don't enjoy it quite as much as my endeavours into learning more about the markets/investing etc. I generally stay up late on most nights reading about investments, trawling the ASF, designing systems (both fundamental and technical) and expanding my knowledge on everything finance/economics. I have since realised that I'm fascinated about and thoroughly enjoy everything finance/economics and am now contemplating on making a career change.
One of the obvious areas to move into is Financial Planning but from my research this feels more like a sales type role than someone performing any actual analysis into markets etc. This leads me to asking a couple of questions:
• Are there other kinds of analyst type roles that exist in the finance industry?
• What kind of qualifications would you suggest as a potential stepping stone into analyst type roles?
Any words of wisdom/suggestions would be very much appreciated!