What carrer should I pursue?
I’m a 20 year old Russian native male. I immigrated to the USA with my mom when i was 6 years old. For the past 5 years I have literally been obsessing about the stock market. I’ve spent more time reading books on trading and investing than anything else. I also spend hours a day just looking over charts(im a technical analyst, but also weigh in the fundementals. I have become a rather consistantly profitable trader in the stock market (key word stock market) However, with no real money. Now forex on the other hand my results have been not so good, but ive been trading forex live for less than 6 months total time over a year period. I’ve also been gambling I lost 6K over the past year. I only make around 7K a year at a min wage job. Anyway, I did some time as a juvie right after the market crashed. I knew right then in there i needed the most money ASAP so i could buy cheap. Unfortuantly, I stole a gun.. panicked gave myself up. I did 1 year. Afterwords, I was ridden of my criminal record. it literally exists no where and no one can see it. I still have 2 years before its completely destroyed The court has the papers but thats it. I was never fingerprinted during my intake the first night or anything at the police station. My PO says not even the FBI can see it. So im clean went straight. Ofcourse, when i was locked up i maintained straight A’s only to find my GPA back at my high school drop from all F’s in the classes. So i dropped out. It was my senior year. I took the GED and passed. Now I am going to a community college. I’m preparing myself to transfer to Fordham or University of Illinois. Ofcourse, there are competitive schools so my backups are DePaul, PITT, Syracuse, and Seton Hall. When I transfer I will major in finance. I am trying to double major in math too. However, I have to take remedial math courses so I’m not sure if i will be eligible and be able to complete all required math courses for transfer in the time I have. For the longest time I have wanted to become an airline pilot> Since I was 3 years old and took my first flight which infact my greatgrandfather flew> Aeroflot Airlines< I took some flying lessons growing up and absolutly am just in a better mood when Im flying. Whatever happens I must become a pilot even if a recreational one. My career goal is to become a trader on Wall st. I’m referring in general to financial markets. Chicago, NYC, Boston, London etc… Not just downtown manhatten although THAT would be a dream come true. Honestly though, I love traveling I don’t want to work 7am to 4pm weekdays then study the markets even more at home. Don’t get me wrong I love trading and it truely is my passion. I’m just not even sure if i want to work in an office. I rather be an airline pilot. However, if i choose that path then im inclinded to financial poverty. Only after 20 years will i make anywhere over 80K a year. Even then employment may never turn around. Trading too is very competitive Im going up against ivy league students. I loove being outdoors in nature too. I fanatise about just leaving everything and hiking across the country or on the 3 major trails an doing through fairs. I also want to hike the himilayas and go to macchu piccu amounst other beautiful natural wonders. I just want to travel the world It is literallly number 1 on my list of things I most desire to accomplish. I need to travel or I will be misreble forever. I have no money right now. I just lost it all playing high stakes poker. I broke my rules and got punished. Lesson learned I will never touch cards again.. ever. Im not really sure what career i want to pursue though. Can any help?