Hi everyone! I would like to ask you for some advice on a decision I need to take soon... I am about to finish a PhD in theoretical physics, and I decided to leave academia. I recently landed a job offer, where I would be working as a financial consultant in risk management. The job sounds really interesting and I think it would be a great opportunity to learn a lot. However, there is a problem: I am starting from a very junior position, meaning that the position I landed only required a B.S. (4 year study) and not even a masters or PhD. This also means the pay is not great (I would make more money taking a postdoc, although in the long term I'm sure it wouldn't be the wise decision). Now the question is: should I care about that? I cannot avoid the feeling that I should make my 4 years of PhD worth somehow. The thing is that, in my country, a PhD has zero-value outside the academic world, and this is something even recruiters told me. For that reason I always though about leaving, although it doesn't seem so easy in the current economic situation. What about the possibility of working 1-2 years in this position and then try to find a PhD-required position? Would you say recruiters will give more importance to the fact I was a "junior" than having a PhD? Thanks a lot!