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Looking at the CFA, but the job doesn't fit!
I'm a new graduate with a background in neuroscience and business. I work at a small engineering firm doing sales and database administration and I'm tenured to work here for the next 2 years. I was planning on getting an MBA at the end of that time period, but recently the prospect of a CFA popped up on my radar. I've done my due diligence and I believe it to be a much better fit for my career goals.
I've documented my time and I can pull 12 hours a week easily, with 16-18 also doable with a little shuffling around. I can make time for the studying. My problem is the job qualifications: my job doesn't meet the bill for the 4 years of work experience, and I can't transfer jobs for another 2 years.
So my question is, is this worth it? If I have the drive and the time to get my CFA, is it a waste of my time to get it when I'll have to transfer jobs and work for another 4 years before it becomes applicable?
And a follow-up: If I were to get my CFA, work at my current job for 3 years, and then go and get my MBA would that be a boost to my application or would it be useless without the work experience?
I appreciate any thoughts and feedback the community has; the CFA really seems to be a good fit but I don't want to proceed with such an investment if it is a wholly illogical one :)