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Should you work in Finance or Tech?

New York Lifestyle Finance Tech vs. coffee CINEMA www Every year, tens of thousands of young people flock to NYC in the hope of building their careers. But while the city's streets were once flooded with hotshot suitwearing investment bankers, it's now tshirt-clad tech workers. How do these very different Big Apple lifestyles stack up? Java CCSO PHP SUIT CASUAL Finance Employee Tech Employee Office location +11-21 WALL ST Financial district Flatiron & Midtown & Soho Financial Incentives ~ $80k ~$84k starting salary, with Bonus. starting salary, with Equity. Hours 90-100+ 40-50+ HOURS A WEEK HOURS A WEEK No one leaves until the boss goes home. But expect email and emergencies 24/7. Annual Vacation 2 weeks Whatever you need Maybe. Unless something comes up. Just don't let your colleagues down. Credentials Needed $$$$ $120k - $300k $0 - $200k Finance employees often have four year degrees and MBA's or Masters degrees in finance, business or mathematics. Tech employees often don't need degrees, or have CS degrees from public universities. Time Spent Job Hunting CV HIRED Months Days Finance recruits in cycles, so you'll probably need to go through months of extensive interviews and assessments. Tech companies usually need someone to start immediately, so you'll probably have an answer in 15-18 days. Career Growth Digital Prophet "The Ladder" Self-Made Path Expect to progress systematically from Analyst, to Associate, to VP to Director -- if you're lucky. Expect more title flexibility and creativity -- just try not to add "Ninja" or "Guru" to the end. Choose your own adventure! Sources: bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-09/young-bankers-fed-up-with-90-hour-weeks-move-to-startups.html fortune.com/2014/04/04/underdogs-no-more-nycs-125-billion-tech-ecosystem-adds-45000-jobs/ investopedia.com/articles/professionaleducation/09/mba-real-costs.asp theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/which-college-and-which- bloomberg.com/news/2014- indeed.com/salary/q-Entry-Level-Developer-l-New-York,-NY.html ibankingfaq.com/category/banking-lifestyle careercast.com/content/10-least-stressful-jobs-2011-3-software-engineer social-hire.com/market-updates/1233/inVestment-banking-your-future-salary-and-career-path-revealed newrepublic.com/article/1 18847/fifteen-ridiculous-tech-jobs) major-will-make-you-richest/359628/ 014-05-09/young-bankers-fed-up-with-90-hour-weeks-move-to-startups.html brought to you by H IRED make your move at hired.com

Should you work in Finance or Tech?

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New York City has been an international capital for global finance for over almost seven decades, or since WWII. While its still a hotbed for young, ambitious professionals to build their careers, a l...

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