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Old 11-21-2017, 07:03 PM
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I've hired some actuaries that started careers in other disciplines. Real estate, hotel manager and a philosophy major as three examples. And all were amazing as actuaries. I actually think you'd fit great in health insurance with your medical background. At some point you'd provide some kind of valuable advice based on your experiences as a medical professional. FWIW, my mother retired as a 45-yr Resp therapist.

And, If I can do it, anyone can imo.
Would you recommend getting a bachelors degree? Wow your mom was an RT for a long time! She must have really loved it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:00 PM
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Damn the SOA is good.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:33 PM
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Why do you want to be an actuary?
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:43 AM
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So that you can **** the sexiest bitches, eat at the chillest restaurants and hang out with the hottest dudes, duh.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:39 PM
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Why do you want to be an actuary?
This question always pops up in interviews, and I never know how to answer it. Does anyone here have a good answer to this that I can use?
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:42 PM
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This question always pops up in interviews, and I never know how to answer it. Does anyone here have a good answer to this that I can use?
Have you tried telling the truth??

Seriously, I always mentioned that I heard of the actuarial profession when I participated in a math contest in high school. You could use this is you took that exam during the time when the SOA was a sponsor.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:48 PM
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Have you tried telling the truth??

Seriously, I always mentioned that I heard of the actuarial profession when I participated in a math contest in high school. You could use this is you took that exam during the time when the SOA was a sponsor.
the truth? you can't handle the truth.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:06 PM
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RN, I think.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:09 PM
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RN, I think.
In a way, yes, parodying the various "How do I answer this interview question?" threads that pop up on occasion.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:22 PM
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This question always pops up in interviews, and I never know how to answer it. Does anyone here have a good answer to this that I can use?
I was surfing the web one day while looking for ways to get out of my donk job, and on my screen popped up a list of the best careers in the US with no stress and high pay. Also, because my best quality is that I'm a really hard worker, I know that I will be a great addition to your team.
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