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My name is Kevin, I am working as a Software Engineer in a big Bank. My background is 5 years telecom system design and buggeting experience and 5 years software engineer experience. Because I realize that after a few years, I may be not able to code and develop the software any more ( at least it is hard to program if you are older than 45, I am 36 now), I like to switch to financial area.
My questions is: how do you think the job market for CFA? what is the average salary compared to the IT consultant? Do you think it is the wise move from SE to CFA? Do you think that the communication skills is the key qualification to become CFA?
Thank you for any of your kind input
|The market goes in phases. Currently it is in a bear mode and demand is not as high as it was a few years ago but this will change in time.
Secondly it can only help if you upgrade your skills by enrolling in the CFA program.
|I have a similar situation, I was majoring in physics in university, I have been a software engineer for 12 years and I have been certified in Oracle Database Administration (OCP, DBA). I am quite interested in business and financial stuffs through constantly reading business books and magazines and my analytical experience in data warehousing and data mining. Are there any cross-displinary benefits if I can get certified in CFA? I heard that physics majors are usually good at modeling derivative products and I wonder why. I don't know much about financial business, any comments are highly appreciated.|
CFA Discussion Topic: From Software Engineer to CFA
I passed! I did not get a chance to tell you before the exam - but your site was excellent. I will definitely take it next year for Level II.