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Is a Career in Investment Banking Worth the Investment?

Each year, thousands of the brightest minds, from the world's best universities, decide to venture into the world of investment banking.

Entering the competitive world of high finance has some clear advantages; great pay, high-profile deals and phenomenal training.

However, its definitely not a career choice for the faint-hearted. Intense pressure to get the deal done, and long business hours, mean that personal and leisure time are often sacrificed.

And while tremendous rewards await those who reach the top of the profession, it's a very steep climb to get there.

For those who leave, a tour-of-duty at a 'Bulge Bracket' Investment Bank serves as a world-class training ground for other professions, and an impressive addition to your resume.

Our friends at Firmex decided to take a closer look at the career path of an Investment Banking Analyst and we are very pleased to present the following infographic.

What do you think, is a career in investment banking worth the investment? Please let us know!

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