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Old 02-16-2017, 01:10 PM
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Look no further than the pecking order of glam actuarial jobs, by type of company:

-P&C reinsurance
-P&C commercial specialty
-P&C commercial
-Life reinsurance
-P&C personal
-Health
-Life primary
-Retirement/Benefits
-Pension

P&C dominates the top 5.
This is pretty accurate. I don't get why you have Retirements/Benefits AND pension as two seperate fields, though.
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My friend says all the time, he wishes he did life/health now that he's an ACAS, 3 years minimum of studying away from FCAS, and most of his friends are already FSA (we all had similar exam success).
Uh what. If he's ACAS the minimum is 1.5 years...
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Uh what. If he's ACAS the minimum is 1.5 years...
1 year IMO
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1 year IMO
1 year is pretty hard
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Half a year is harder imo
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This is pretty accurate. I don't get why you have Retirements/Benefits AND pension as two seperate fields, though.
Is health bad? Is it really "better" than P&C personal?
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Look no further than the pecking order of glam actuarial jobs, by type of company:

-P&C reinsurance
-P&C commercial specialty
-P&C commercial
-Life reinsurance
-P&C personal
-Health
-Life primary
-Retirement/Benefits
-Pension

P&C dominates the top 5.
why is commercial specialty ranked higher than commercial? I thought it was the other way around?
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why is commercial specialty ranked higher than commercial? I thought it was the other way around?
It's not.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:29 AM
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Look no further than the pecking order of glam actuarial jobs, by type of company:

-P&C reinsurance
-P&C commercial specialty
-P&C commercial
-Life reinsurance
-P&C personal

P&C dominates the top 5.
Not so fast, many of those are located in the highest COL areas. In addition, has anyone visited the CAS Exam forum?

I work with one of CAS hopefuls who was 1 exam away from ACAS, it took him years of trying until he finally gave up, life is too short. Now he wish he would've just salvaged his career with ASA and enjoyed his life.

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Old 02-20-2017, 10:57 AM
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Ignoring the COL comment, which I think is fair (but not really P&C personal)...

What's your point on the CAS Exam forum? That the exams are hard? SOA exams are too. I've known plenty of people (SOA and CAS) that have given up along the way because they're too hard (or the person wasn't smart enough, had other priorities, whatever). CAS might be a bit tougher in total, but really don't see how it's a slam dunk that a person who can't get an ACAS could have just gotten his ASA no problem - I mean, he could still do that now if he wanted to, except for the whole "SOA exams are hard too" thing.
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