I’ve been working as a pension actuary for a consulting firm for about 2 years now (my only actuarial job) and have been considering switching to life insurance to get away from the crazy amount of hours involved with a consulting gig. However, I’m close to finishing my ASA (currently on track to finish by the end of 2021). If I want to make the switch, should I do so before finishing my ASA? I’m afraid employers looking to hire ASA-level employees will want experience in their specific field.
I think it would be better to switch before ASA… for the reason you stated. However, it probably wouldn’t be horrible to switch right after ASA attainment, as long as you haven’t started studying for the pension FSA track.