Hey all,

I was laid off 6 months ago working in the oil industry as a geologist. I'm having issues finding a new career in the geosciences and was thinking of branching off into a new field. I have a Master's degree in Geophysics and a Bachelor's in Mathematics and Geology.

I was looking into taking the first couple of actuary exams so that I can try to get a job as an actuary; however, before I start investing a lot of time into that, I want to make sure it's the right path for me. Currently I'm residing in Denver, Colorado and would like to stay there.

My question to those of you practicing is: Is this viable career path for me to take given that I want to stay in Colorado? Also, am I at a disadvantage with my educational background?