I need some practical and good advice from someone who's got more knowledge and experience than me on this forum. I'm currently working in IT for one of the big I banks, but this is really not the career I want to have. Mainly, I want to work my ass off and make good money and the IT dept doesn't even bring in any profits. I've done some research on trading and i think it suits my personality and skill set. I come from a very analytical and scientific background but I can be assertive and take risks. I've also considered institutional sales but heard that they are very dispensible. Another area I'm willing to look into is sales for prime brokerage. Can someone tell me what the tradeoffs are for these career paths? as in money vs stability? Money's extremely important to me but I don't want to be out of a job every 3 months. Thanks.