7 Tips to Get an Actuarial Job

  Do you want to increase your chances of getting an actuarial job?  It's not really as easy as you may think to get a job.  You can't just pass a few exams and suddenly have 2-3 easy job prospects. So in this post (and corresponding video above), I'm going to...

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How many actuarial exams are there?

If you’re considering becoming an actuary, you probably want to know how many actuarial exams you’re going to need to pass in order to be fully qualified.

To become an actuary in the U.S. or Canada, you need to pass 7 or 10 exams depending on the designation you pursue. FCAS and FSA designations require that you pass 10 exams and the CERA designation requires you pass 7 exams.

What does this mean exactly?

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Becoming an Actuary at 30, 40 or 50

If you’re thinking about becoming an actuary in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, you might be wondering if you’ve missed your opportunity. Are you too old? Is it too late?

The good news is that you’re definitely not too old nor too late. Lots of people have done this before and managed to successfully switch to the actuarial career.

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Is ACTEX sufficient for Exam P?

The ACTEX study manual is one of the most popular study guides for Exam P.  But is it all you need to pass? Here's what I've found Passing with the ACTEX manual, as well as other free resources available online, is definitely possible.  It's a great study manual...

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