If we focus on the salary, interviews .. then the learning interest won’t last. In addition, it’s worthwhile to develop interest in the subjects….
Some subjects in finance are dirty, shallow, pointless, superfluous (same in technology ;-). Some subjects are about gambling. I won’t elaborate further. Instead, Identify those areas with depth and worth studying.
Financial math subjects have depth. However, some of those stochastic subjects feel like too theoretical and ivory tower, and too removed from reality to be relevant. I feel the statistics subjects are more practical.
There are many books …