New Jersey is trying to turn laid off Wall Street traders into math teachers. So far, the three-month training program at Montclair State is flooded with applicants, many of whom majored in finance or accounting in college. They’re promised close mentoring when they’re placed in classrooms.
But will they be content with salaries that are a small fraction of what they used to earn? I’m not sure it’s a good personality fit either, though traders do know how to work under pressure.