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Management consulting as a career option

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This page evaluates management consulting as a career option. It provides information that can help you answer a question of the form Should I pursue a career in management consulting?
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We have not researched management consulting as a career option in detail. Wikipedia has an extensive page, and Management Consulted has many relevant articles. Some links below:

Overview

Management Analysts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Overview: Management Consulting from Wetfeet

What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in consulting?

Considering a career in consulting? Avoid these 5 stupid mistakes

The nature of the work

What do consultants do?

What is it like to be a management consultant

Typical day in the life of a McKinsey consultant - why your McKinsey boss expects so much from you

I Consult, Therefore I Am: Full Transcript: an interview with Steven Levitt (author of Freakonomics)

Income

The truth behind management consulting salaries: from analyst thru partner

Management Consulting Salary, Average Management Consultant Compensation

Work-life balance

The Dark Side of Consulting Careers

Balancing Work and Life as a Consultant

Management Consulting Work-Life Balance

Social value

What value do consulting firms (like McKinsey, Bain, et al.) really add to an operation?

6 reasons why companies spend $2 million to hire management consultants