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  • Carreer Change from Teaching

    I was wondering if there is anyone else out there who has made the switch from teacher to Actuary. I have been teaching high school math/statistics for six years and I'm ready for a change. I am planning on taking the FM exam in November and then P in the Spring. I also am curious if I will be at a disadvantage in the job market because I'm not fresh out of college (I'm 29).

    thanks

    Phil

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    Your age will definitely not be a disadvantage. A coworker and I just started this summer, I'm 28 and he's 34. Many of the people I work with started their actuarial careers after age 30. Stress your experience in the workplace and your maturity and it will be viewed as an asset. Good luck.

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      Strategy?

      I was just wondering what strategy you had in preparing for the transition? Are you going to prepare for the material yourself? or are you taking any sort of prep course?

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        Originally posted by phil0333
        I was wondering if there is anyone else out there who has made the switch from teacher to Actuary. I have been teaching high school math/statistics for six years and I'm ready for a change. I am planning on taking the FM exam in November and then P in the Spring. I also am curious if I will be at a disadvantage in the job market because I'm not fresh out of college (I'm 29).

        thanks

        Phil
        I went back to school at 27, graduated at 32, and got hired at 33. Don't worry about age - worry about showing that you're committed to the field and the exams.
        "You better get to living, because dying's a pain in the ***." - Frank Sinatra

        http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blogger_ar...blogger_id=174 - where I talk about the Blues and the NHL.

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