I've been day trading for 2.5 years now and don't want to do it any longer. I still want to trade but I prefer to invest and swing trade a variety of instruments. I used to love looking forward to the next trading day but now I just don't like staring at the screen all day and I don't like the emotions of daytrading. Looking back it was the most rewarding life experience ever, and the most expensive one as well considering the opportunity costs. No regrets. But what is the best way forward? I'm a 28 year old guy with a degree in economics and finance and work experience as an accountant. The biggest reason why I want to leave daytrading is because I'd like to propose to my gf and plan for kids within a couple of years - and there's no way I want to be a daytrader with that responsibility unless I already have a million locked into a savings account and am pulling in 1k a day like a robot - that's a very long way off for me, if ever. So what are the prospects for ex. traders? I hear daytrading is a resume killer - so I'm assuming I'd have to make something up. Also - what are the great skills, jobs, and industries out there that are worth making a long term commitment to?