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Old 09-10-2018, 07:19 PM
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I majored in theoretical math. Pure as the driven snow yall
We prefer the term "pure math", you know.
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I have Majors 1, 3, and 5 covered.
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lmao, this is the top post on Hacker News now:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17955783
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I often tell people that I have a value degree. Just a math degree from a cheap state school.
Same. But a good quality engineering college (for being public)
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I think a lot of people overlook the fact that actuarial employers subsidize your way to six figures by paying all exam fees, expenses and even bonus tied to passing. Unlike say an MBA who has to take on considerable debt to get their way to six figures all the while not working.
'Subsidy' -> 'Compensation'.
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Honestly, I learned nothing after my sophomore year that was useful in taking actuarial exams or my day job. An Associate of Science with heavy mathematics courses (say, through multivariate calculus) is sufficient for this career.
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lmao, this is the top post on Hacker News now:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17955783
That top comment is so true though. An act sci degree simply teaches you how to pass a series of exams. Queue another thread culminating in act sci vs math major.
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Studied Math and Stats, am one exam away from fellowship and have transitioned to data science.

I will say that DS + Actuarial Credentials in the insurance world is like being a Mentat Duke in Dune. It opens many many doors and provides a baseline level of credibility.
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That top comment is so true though. An act sci degree simply teaches you how to pass a series of exams. Queue another thread culminating in act sci vs math major.
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Studied Math and Stats, am one exam away from fellowship and have transitioned to data science.

I will say that DS + Actuarial Credentials in the insurance world is like being a Mentat Duke in Dune. It opens many many doors and provides a baseline level of credibility.
did you work in a data intensive role before the transition? Is the compensation and/or work that much better to choose it over finishing up the fellowship?
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