|Possible wonderful weirdness...
||[Apr. 24th, 2003|05:02 pm]
One of the professions I considered following, after getting my master's degree in math, was actuary. I even took the second actuarial exam. (The first is on basic mathematics - okay, basic for people who've *majored* in mathematics - and because of a high score on the Mathematics subject GRE (i.e.: not the math section of the general exam) I didn't need to take it.) I passed it quite handily; I don't remember if I did insanely well, or 'just passed', but I was comfortable.
But, it's not like you open the newspaper and see "Help Wanted: Actuary", and I did have good computer skills, so I went into tech support.
Well... I've decided that I'm going to try to pass my core MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) core exams in six weeks. This is somewhat ambitious, but, I think, easily do-able if I really keep at it. And, I'm still working on that... I've read the "Database Administration" book (how to set access rights, how to do backups, etc.), and I'm working on Design and Implementation (which is a bit of programming). Monday will be the end of week 3, so I'm *really* doing well.
Then, a Portland insurance company responded to me about my application for their actuarial assistant position.
Maybe I won't get an offer... but I might.
If I do... wow.
This could be one of those common place miracles; I might find myself placed into the kind of position I would have chosen a long time ago. *or*, at the very least, it will let me shut the door on my thoughts on entering that profession.
So... life has gotten just a little more interesting for me, but, this time, it's in a good way.