Hey guys. It seems like you've got a nice forum here. I have a few questions you could help answer. In April I will graduate with a Computer Engineering degree. I have been offered a Trader position with a prop shop in Chicago, as well as several engineering positions around the country. I'm not 100% convinced that I will take the plunge but am strongly leaning that way. One of my main concerns is what kind of doors this job will open for me in the future. What roles can one take after trading for 3, 5, 10 years? If I were to take an engineering role, I would have my MBA paid for (I would go for business) and then try and bust into something else after a few years. How long does a typical trader last, before trying something else? How many make it through the first year? What's a typical starting salary? Are all offers commission based? What percentage? I don't know many people to ask personally, so I would appreciate any input you can offer. I'm sure these are newbie questions but I didn't see a particular thread that addressed these issues. Thanks. Edit: The prop firm is salary based, with commissions at 50% after the training period.