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insomnie 04-28-2012 08:54 PM

Best track for self-employement down the line?
 
I need to pick a track. I'm planning to sit for my first FSA exam in the fall.

I've worked in Life for 4 years so obviously the Life track would be (by far) the easiest.

My company doesn't care what I pick. All the advice I have gotten has been that it doesn't really matter, and I should go for the easiest option.

I am leaning towards taking that advice. My only concern is that I'd be limiting my future employment options. I fell into Life right after college; I love my job but it's not something I consciously picked.

In an ideal world, I would be self-employed in some kind of consulting capacity in 10 years.

Is there one track that would be more useful than others in pursuit of this? My initial guess is that the Investments track could potentially be more useful.

Thoughts?

lg3 04-30-2012 05:11 PM

I think Life is a good one. Risk also is really picking up momentum, and is much more generic, so you could consult with almost any company, rather than having only life-specific skills. Then again, the credential doesn't really do anything for you since you're required to have applicable experience anyway. So even with a ERM FSA track, you still can't really do anything with that yourself.

I'd stick with life because it will likely be easier for you and it really doesn't matter which track you choose. The letters are the same.


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