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Old 12-04-2011, 02:31 PM
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I'm about to graduate this year as a finance student. However, I've just realized that I hate working in finance and business in general. The income's decent and there's not too much work, but I don't have any passion for it.

I'm thinking about getting a second degree (I want to be a scientist or engineer). Are there any other options? I want to get out of business but I'm not qualified to do anything else (I'm mainly interesting in science).

Do most people love their work? Am I just being too picky about not having any passion for the job?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:50 PM
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I think I get where you're coming from, if it's a good paying job but no passion for it then yeah you'd be burnt out just going to work.

The census here repeats that science is on life support at this rate, and engineering may be hard and expensive to break in. Maybe take what you have now in finance and apply it to another industry? What is so bad about finance and business that makes you want to leave? The job duties, the people?
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:57 PM
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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If you want to be an engineer, go for an industrial engineering degree. You can still be in business but not be in finance. In larger organizations, you'd be able to transition fairly easily with this background.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:10 PM
Location: NJ
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How do you know you hate it if you haven't even graduated yet?

And I think you have been sold a fairy tale. You don't have to love your job. Or have a passion for it. You don't even have to really like it. You just have to not hate it. It is a means to an end. A paycheck. Health insurance.
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