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Hello, I am soon to be a senior in college and had a career question. Many jobs that pop up with entry level actuarial jobs are named "data analyst" or other such names without using "actuary" or "actuarial" in the title. Are these jobs still good to apply for and work at while you continue your exams? Or will these jobs put you in a different field of work that would not be too useful to being an actuary?
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To think if you would learn it you'd have 8 exams.
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To think if you would learn it you'd have 8 exams.
I bought a manual on it the other day, I learned what a ribbon was and how to use the auto-sum feature. i'd say i'm a medium level user at this point, so maybe 2 exams?
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Hello, I am soon to be a senior in college and had a career question. Many jobs that pop up with entry level actuarial jobs are named "data analyst" or other such names without using "actuary" or "actuarial" in the title. Are these jobs still good to apply for and work at while you continue your exams? Or will these jobs put you in a different field of work that would not be too useful to being an actuary?
I would start applying early, and try actuarial internships, even if the internship start date is after graduation.
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