Hi Geoffrey! Great question. I knew I wanted to work in the financial services industry since high school. Like you, I identified what I liked and then decided to find a career that would allow me to explore my interests. Personally, I enjoy talking about financial markets, building relationships and traveling. So for me, I made the decision to focus on a career in financial sales.
This industry has an incredibly diverse opportunity set. There is a very wide array of financial jobs that can cater to your passions and interests. To get an idea of the different roles, you can explore some open jobs listed on different financial firms' websites. They usually have a detailed description of what the job entails. From there, you can work backwards and research what career path would be necessary to be qualified for that job. My one piece of advice would be to keep an open mind when choosing your career path. Nothing is set in stone and it's important to find something that you enjoy. Best of luck!