I live in Pennsylvania and have been a civil engineer for over 20 years. Then one day, I suddenly had open heart surgery and that made me stop and say, what do I really want to do with the rest of my life? While engineering is a fine profession it isn't where my heart is. Math is and has always been since I was young child. I looked around to see how I could do a "math" career this late in my life and found Actuary. I've never taken any probability or statistics classes so I'm studying from scratch. I like the fact that I can enter this profession without having to go back to school first and get another degree. I'm not against school. I have been in school on and off all my life. I got my Masters in Engineering in 2007. It is just nice to not spend all that money initially.
My challenges will be to find the time to study (like everyone else) and find a way to do an internship while working full time. Somehow I'll make this work for me because the next 20 years I want to spend being an actuary.