Wealthdoc Posted December 17, 2020 Report Share Posted December 17, 2020 A pre-emptive thanks to those of you who provide your advice and opinions. I currently work in private wealth management, and to be frank, the draw of working in medicine has continued to grow stronger within me over the past few years. I love the client side of my job; working with families, being a trusted resource, and problem solving. Unfortunately, I’m finding the sales aspect of the job to be less appealing. I’ve had great success (top of my class across the nation) but I’m longing for more. My belief is that a career in medicine will allow me to continue to maintain the client-facing portion of the role I love, while reducing the need to ‘sell’, and increasing the problem solving side of my day-to-day that I enjoy. I’m trying to determine if the jump can be made. I’m 27 years old, not married, no kids, own a home but it’s an income property so it’s self-funding. I am IP for UCalgary, which I have learned is more open to non-trad students. My GPA of my Finance undergrad was ~3.85, so I’m more concerned about the non-academic side of the application. I was a strong sciences student in high school (3.9-4.0) but moved away from that for post-secondary. For ECs, I’ve been a sessional professor at a local university for a few semesters, and I aided a former professor in writing a textbook. I currently sit on the board of two well-known not-for-profit organizations (2+ years at each) and volunteer with each. I was a part of a business club during my undergrad, I am a former junior hockey player, and created and operated an online community of 40,000+ members that involved coordinating with major companies, professional athletes, and logistics surrounding events in 5-6+ major North American cities. I know it is worth noting that I have a semi-rural background and am not opposed to working in FM in that setting, for example. Am I crazy? Is it possible? I always thought that the income potential would be a significant draw in my current role (effectively unlimited, not uncommon to earn $250K+), but it seems that I need more fulfillment, and I’ve always been a helper. Any and all honest feedback appreciated. I’m happy to provide more information as well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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