Hello all, I could really use some advice. Here's my backstory: I used to work as an actuarial analyst; however, I wanted to get in to a job that actually does more in the way of value creation in the economy. I want to do this as I want to eventually be in a position that allows me to sort of work in a field that "practices" sensible economics. As well, I want a position that has a strong future--health insurance, IMO is not it due primarily to Affordable Care Act and the merging of major insurance carriers. Now, I left my company for a financial analyst position with a distribution company. That only lasted a few months, because the environment was terrible. I am a great worker with great skills, and their's was an environment of nepotism, rudeness, and low employee morale. I contacted my previous company and am now back--a higher salary, and I don't have to do actuarial work anymore. I'm now obtaining my master in finance and economics, because I want to also teach it eventually....primarily I want to teach economics. However, a local community college has a benefits analyst position available. I like the idea for two reasons, first I can learn how to drive down college costs which grows way too fast. Also, it can be an easy foot in the door for my actual passion: teaching. But I don't want to burn my company; I just don't think they'll make it a few more years. Plus I work as a data guru now, and I don't want to be a data monkey constantly...my job is easy, and I love that fact. I love the family environment we have, and I can probably always hold a position here if I stay. But I want to be a manager in a financial department...I want to tell a company how to control costs and give direction. Now I'm 28, and I don't know what I should do. I'm just afraid I'll miss the boat if I pass this opportunity.