Tens of thousands of recent college graduates head to Wall Street every year to launch their careers, but a growing number of would-be investment bankers are now ditching the finance world and joining tech startups.

The driving factors behind this trend make a lot of sense. Startups don't require flashy credentials like an MBA and generally have much more relaxed working environments, whereas investment banks often impose 90-100 hour weeks on entry level hires.

The infographic below from Hired.com explains why many New York twentysomethings are trading their suits for casual attire and pursuing careers at tech startups.

Published on: Sep 3, 2014