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Financial consultants at top firms earn generous salaries and have great benefits, but the trade-off for these perks includes long hours (almost 30 percent of consultants work more than 40 hours per week, but the hours are flexible), frequent travel, and occasional high levels of stress as consultants work to meet deadlines and satisfy the sometimes 24/7 demands of clients. On the other hand, a career in consulting might be just the right fit for a type-A individual who likes to work hard and help companies solve challenging financial problems.

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