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Old 01-04-2004, 11:55 PM
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Default Life after actuary?

Where have people you know of who have quit the actuarial world gone to work?
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Fries with that?
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:19 AM
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Finance/MBA/Fixed Income/Investment Banking?

Stay-home moms and dads?
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:27 AM
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Several at-home moms. One actuary-to-teacher (many more teachers-to-actuaries, though).

Heard of one who became a baker, unsucessful. (A colleague of mine had just heard from an actuary friend who he used to work with who had quit to open a bakery. Bakery was failing. Wanted to know what the prospects were to get back into the field for more financial stability. He advised her that financial stability was not enough motivation. If she was miserable before, she would be miserable again. I always kind of wondered what she ultimately decided.)

One became an antiques dealer, but that was more a post-retirement gig.
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Old 01-05-2004, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Maine-iac
Heard of one who became a baker, unsucessful.
Interesting. I worked with a former baker who became an actuarial student.
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by SamChevre
I love that. Years ago, someone I know took some personality / capabilities test, and was told that the attributes necessary to be a good actuary were the same as those to be a good economist. I believe that makes perfect sense. I've always viewed actuarial work as a somewhat narrow area of applied economics. Sorry if that takes the luster off it for anyone, but that's the way I see it. For me, it adds luster to what we do.

I know FSAs who have become piano tuners and non-financial software developers.
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:09 PM
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Well , millions of wasted dollars and many pissed off duped countries seems to be the sine qua non , at least in the former case ,of both fields. Shock treatment indeed , but not in the way it was stated.
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