I graduated with a degree in mathematics back in 2005 and have been working in the insurance industry, unfortunately, not math or quant related at all (more on the customer service, management side). So actual math, statistical work experience = 0. I"m now 30 and I'm looking to be a career changer. I'm going back and will focus on the actuarial exams to get in to the actuarial field. The hope is that with 2 to 3 exams passed, I can compete with the undergrads who have had internships, and get in the door at entry level and work my way up. (P.S: If any one has any comment on the feasibility of this, please feel free to add. I'm a bit concerned whether I have a chance to be employed with 2 to 3 exams + 0 experience). Is age a big factor? My question is, assuming I pass my 2 to 3 exams, if I'm having trouble getting into the actuarial profession for whatever reason, do I still have a chance to get into other mathematical field based on me passing actuarial exams. Do other non-actuarial professions recognize actuarial exams as a competency tool to make hiring decisions for entry level.