Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > Careers - Employment
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #61  
Old 09-19-2018, 07:00 PM
ShivamS's Avatar
ShivamS ShivamS is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
College: Yep
Favorite beer: Sweetwater Blue
Posts: 3,691
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mathmajor View Post
Yes, I had my FSA in five years. I think it was the FSA raise that put me over (as a senior analyst)
I guess that's what I'm saying. I feel you have to make significant exam progress to hit it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MooBeay View Post
Yes and no. Not 5 years from graduation, but within 5 years from sitting for my first exam.
But maybe I'm wrong. IDK

Just mean that we lose track of reality that most people didn't pass exams as quickly as we did.
__________________
Spoiler:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agadefe View Post

Physical violence as acceptable reaction or outdated masculine bravado as a positive quality is definitely not something the country should be moving towards or qualities we want to see in a President.



Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 09-19-2018, 07:06 PM
MooBeay MooBeay is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,898
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShivamS View Post
I guess that's what I'm saying. I feel you have to make significant exam progress to hit it.



But maybe I'm wrong. IDK

Just mean that we lose track of reality that most people didn't pass exams as quickly as we did.
I also had 4 different jobs in that 5 years. So that helps.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 09-19-2018, 07:28 PM
jas66Kent jas66Kent is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London
Favorite beer: Corona :)
Posts: 22,626
Default

Best way to boost pay is to not only pass exams, but move every 1.5 or so years to another company for at least 10-15% more.

This is hard though, as you need a credible story for the jumps.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 09-19-2018, 07:40 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 49,532
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jas66Kent View Post
Best way to boost pay is to not only pass exams, but move every 1.5 or so years to another company for at least 10-15% more.

This is hard though, as you need a credible story for the jumps.
Shuuld that bump % get higher, the higher you move up? Just seems like a chief actuary would make a much higher % pay over the next level down.
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 09-20-2018, 04:36 PM
Elinor Dashwood's Avatar
Elinor Dashwood Elinor Dashwood is offline
Member
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Smoothie View Post
Kind of surprised at zoology
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr T Non-Fan View Post
Me too. I have a nephew with a zoology BS degree. but, he doesn't have a higher degree (and is squeaking by financially), and I'm guessing that the Zoology category in the OP is filled with advanced degreed peoples.
Quote:
Originally Posted by George Frankly View Post
I googled it, zoology is a common path to becoming a veterinarian. Makes sense, I didn't think of that when I first saw 'zoology' on that list.
Where I went to college we didn't have "pre-med" or "pre-vet" as degrees. So those folks majored in either zoology or microbiology, mostly zoology even for the folks who want to become people doctors.
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 09-25-2018, 02:02 AM
windows7forever windows7forever is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 395
Default

1. Go to 2-year college and finish all GE required courses there and self study for preliminary topics needed for actuarial exams.

2. Transfer to 4-year college as soon as all GE courses were done and transferable.

3. Apply for and get scholarships with high GPA from 2-year college for transfer students in a in-state public university.

4. Only take actuarial, business, computer science and VEE required courses. Graduate on time or early in senior year.

That way the student only needs less than $30k for total 4-year college study. If there's enough space to get internships in junior and senior year, the student may well reduce its college expense assistance from parent.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 09-25-2018, 04:31 PM
whoanonstop's Avatar
whoanonstop whoanonstop is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Studying for Spark / Scala
College: College of William and Mary
Favorite beer: Orange Juice
Posts: 5,899
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShivamS View Post
I guess that's what I'm saying. I feel you have to make significant exam progress to hit it.
You don't need no exams to be worthy of treasure troves.

-Riley
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 09-26-2018, 10:00 AM
therealsylvos's Avatar
therealsylvos therealsylvos is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 17,654
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShivamS View Post
Did you make six figures in 5 years? Genuinely curious.

I think the majority of people don't make it because it requires exam progress and probably a job switch.
Most people don't blaze through exams and then switch jobs. But most people who do both of these things do get to 6 figures within 5 years right?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ao fan View Post
i like laying in the tube and pretending that i'm dead.
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 09-26-2018, 10:04 AM
therealsylvos's Avatar
therealsylvos therealsylvos is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 17,654
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by windows7forever View Post
1. Go to 2-year college and finish all GE required courses there and self study for preliminary topics needed for actuarial exams.

2. Transfer to 4-year college as soon as all GE courses were done and transferable.

3. Apply for and get scholarships with high GPA from 2-year college for transfer students in a in-state public university.

4. Only take actuarial, business, computer science and VEE required courses. Graduate on time or early in senior year.

That way the student only needs less than $30k for total 4-year college study. If there's enough space to get internships in junior and senior year, the student may well reduce its college expense assistance from parent.
Yea this is basically exactly what I did. My local cc cost less than $1000 a semester. Then transferred to a 4 year state school at 5k a semester. I didn't have the the standard "college experience" which is unfortunate, but I also dont have the standard college debt either.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ao fan View Post
i like laying in the tube and pretending that i'm dead.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 09-26-2018, 10:25 AM
Abelian Grape's Avatar
Abelian Grape Abelian Grape is offline
Meme-ber                         Meme-ber
CAS
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Favorite beer: Allagash Curieux
Posts: 42,568
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShivamS View Post
I guess that's what I'm saying. I feel you have to make significant exam progress to hit it.
I hit it in a little less than 3 years after my second job switch. Up to that point, from my starting salary, the increase in pay consisted of 50.8% from job hopping and 49.2% from exam raises (I started with 2 exams and was one exam away from ACAS at this point).

Dukelampard must be rolling in it imo.
__________________
1 2 3F MAS-I MAS-II 5 6 7 8 9 OC1 OC2 VEEs CoP

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.39872 seconds with 9 queries