Hi everybody. I'm new to this forum and was wondering if anybody had some advice for me. Upon graduating last year, I got a job as an associate FA for a well-known brokerage firm. I passed my 7 & 63 and finally got into it. As the months passed, I realized that this job was not for me. I am not the pushy salesman type - I am more the analytical type person. I resigned recently because I really couldn't take it anymore. What I have come to realize is that I am more suited for a trader position. At first, I thought it would be best to get a job as a trader's assistant to learn all that I can before jumping into the realm of the trading world, but I have recently gone on some interviews at a few prop trading firms. They sound very interesting and I know that with my drive and determination, I can be successful at this. My only qualm with this position is that I have been told (by the interviewers) that during the learning process you get no salary and that you will most likely not be profitable for almost a year!! I have no problem making this work - I'm willing to get a weekend or night job while I learn the ins and outs of trading, but I want to know if this is true, or are they just trying to weed out the people who aren't as dedicated to making it in this field? If there are any prop traders on this forum - did you also have to go through this long learning curve and is it worth it? The last firm I interviewed with said they had a 65% success rate - Does this success outweigh the year of being poor? Any suggestions or advice of what path to take would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all your help!