Making the decision to dive into the books after many years
I first heard about the actuarial career a long time ago, as a Naval Officer while in grad school. I was getting my M.S. in Operations Research and there was talk about life after the Navy and careers in actuarial science.
Well fast forward about 20 years and I have decided to make the plunge. I now have 15 years of consulting under my belt, having had my own one-man company. Finding it tougher to get work and I think that 'sharpening the sword' with obtaining my ASA will allow me to continue to provide analytical support to business on a new track.
I run across Government RFPs all the time looking for companies to supply services to Medicare/Medicaid I feel this will continue to be a growth area.
I'm excited but a bit scared about the hard work and studying @ 49 years of age. This forum looks like a great place to commiserate!