To make a long story short, I’ve been furloughed from my full-time career as a pilot. It’ll likely be 2-3 years before being recalled. In the meantime, I’m hoping to beef up my Plan B in finance.
My undergraduate degree is in aeronautical science, but I did take many accounting, business, finance, and economics courses. The hope is to leverage these toward an entry-level financial advisor position by writing the CSC/CPH exams. I’d like to aim for companies like TD/RBC/Desjardins. In this position, I’d also aspire begin studying/working toward the CFA designation. Once back in my normal pilot career, I’d like to begin working toward an MFE on the side (given the job’s relatively flexible schedule). The goal would be to make myself sufficiently marketable in the future to switch careers, if another mass layoff occurs or if I lose my aviation medical.
Firstly, I want to confirm a financial advisor position at a bank would count toward the CFA work experience requirements? Secondly, I wanted to get some input on the practicality of all this. Would a plan of this nature be at all beneficial in making me more marketable down the road, or am I totally out to lunch?
Thank you for your time!