So I was offered two jobs at the bank I work for. The main point of this thread was for me to celebrate the fact that I'm finally moving up. Let me give you guys some advice....don't misbehave at work especially if you work for a giant corporation. One cuss word in an email can set you back 2 years in your career advancement, even if you put forth the highest performance numbers in your department.
Job A - Finance job. Analyzing financial statements for commercial and agriculture loans. This is what I went to school for. It's a great stepping stone into more lucrative careers such as underwriting and lending management.
Job B - Problem solving job. Working across company lines to solve problems that have been escalated to the max level. I would be expected to use root-cause analysis and look at everything as a process. This is a promotion of my current field. A possible stepping stone for more lucrative careers in a lead role or as a project manager.
I'm a bit torn as to what I want to do. On one hand, I love exploring new areas and although I went to school for it, I have not worked in a finance/accounting related field. On the other hand, I do like solving problems and I seem to have natural talents for it too. Both of these jobs have the EXACT same pay scale, so it's really going to come down to some other factors. Here are my questions:
Which career do you think would be more lucrative and in-demand long-term?
Which career would give me more options if I wanted to move back to the (great) state of Washington?
Thanks in advance!