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Old 12-18-2017, 06:17 PM
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One of the problems with being in a forum full of Actuaries is the group think in regards to not getting any degree beyond a bachelors degree. They dont even realise how much this limits their future career options.

It really is quite appalling.
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One of the problems with being in a forum full of Actuaries is the group think in regards to not getting any degree beyond a bachelors degree. They dont even realise how much this limits their future career options.

It really is quite appalling.
At this point, a full time masters would cost over 300k. Assuming I remembered my FM formulas, that means I need about a 28k raise to break even.

It's certainly doable to get a bigger raise than that by simply working really hard for the two years it would take to do a full time masters. How much of a raise can I expect from a masters?
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:23 PM
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At this point, a full time masters would cost over 300k. Assuming I remembered my FM formulas, that means I need about a 28k raise to break even.

It's certainly doable to get a bigger raise than that by simply working really hard for the two years it would take to do a full time masters. How much of a raise can I expect from a masters?
If you are factoring in opportunity cost, you can do it part time spread out over a few years so you dont end up losing any salary.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:24 PM
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If you are factoring in opportunity cost, you can do it part time spread out over a few years so you dont end up losing any salary.
Good idea. This will definitely be on my list of things to do, time permitting. I'll start prepping for the GRE in May.
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One of the problems with being in a forum full of Actuaries is the group think in regards to not getting any degree beyond a bachelors degree. They dont even realise how much this limits their future career options.

It really is quite appalling.
I'm very interested in seeing how actuaries view the value of a master's degree over the course of the next decade or so. I think there's a big change coming in that respect.
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your just not smart enough perhaps? What you "want to do" and what "you can do" are two different things. Ive always wanted to go back to school and learn how to play in the NBA.
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I'm very interested in seeing how actuaries view the value of a master's degree over the course of the next decade or so. I think there's a big change coming in that respect.
here we go again. Classes vs exams.
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Why?
Also, where? Remember JAS is in the UK.
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At this point, a full time masters would cost over 300k. Assuming I remembered my FM formulas, that means I need about a 28k raise to break even.

It's certainly doable to get a bigger raise than that by simply working really hard for the two years it would take to do a full time masters. How much of a raise can I expect from a masters?
a full time masters is 300k ? Wtf is wrong with this country.
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Old 12-19-2017, 12:11 PM
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a full time masters is 300k ? Wtf is wrong with this country.
That includes not having a salary for 2 years
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