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Should I study to become an actuary?


I keep hearing about how being an actuary is one of the best jobs in the world. I was quite good at maths when I was at school and was thinking about studying for the actuarial exams, mainly because pay in my sector (publishing) is not great. Do insurers take on older trainees with no actuarial qualifications? If not, how many exams would I have to pass before I would be considered as a candidate?