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Old 09-09-2019, 09:39 PM
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3 exams, 2012.

I had been working in a external reporting unit with underwriting and finance for a number of years and the recession made things difficult for awhile to get transferred.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:22 AM
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0. 1999. I started working 20 years ago this week. Yikes.
That math gets kind of scary when looking at my history of Social Security wages. Top 35 years of wages enter the calculation. Including this year, I’ll have 17 zeros, and 18 non zeros, with my first taxable wages in 2002. Those early years were just part time high school / college jobs for minimum wage: I didn’t crack $10K / year until 2008. Still though, in some sense, it’s downhill from here.

To answer the OP, I had 1 exam when I accepted my first actuarial job in 2007. I passed a second exam after accepting the job, but before starting the job. Graduated college into the Great Recession, but fortunately had something locked up before the worst of it.
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5 or 6, 2015
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:19 PM
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Here's a scatter plot of all of the responses so far.

If both an internship and a full time job were given, I only included the full time job. I think I included one internship where there wasn't a full time job listed.

I think one answer said 4 or 5. I used 4.

I couldn't figure out how to include a galaxy far, far away. I tried but it messed up the axes.

I didn't include Polymath's 12.
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Yep. The market is getting more saturated/competitive.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:46 AM
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Yep. The market is getting more saturated/competitive.
it is. years of the career being ranked highly by some internet job ranker spurred us colleges to really focus on the major, which in the US creates the pipeline of exam prep on campus and other attention for the career. been escalating since I joined the field.

I am always a little concerned for the wellbeing of an actsci major who tells me they knew this was what they wanted to do since they were 15 or 16. oh well.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:27 PM
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3, 2003
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:50 PM
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1 + GRE, 1977 (although I think I got hired before getting results)

I feel revitalized knowing that there are at least 2 people earlier than me (although possible not older, given it was post grad school)
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