I"m running through a couple options right now in my job hunt. I am a career changer who is aspiring to become an actuary. I only have 1 exam, and after a few months of job hunting without success for entry level actuarial, I have decided I also need to consider 'related' jobs, so I can make the switch later in time (when I have more exams). My background is insurance, so i'm looking at those. But I'm also looking at analyst related jobs. I,e pricing analyst, quantitative analyst, risk analyst, statistical analyst, etc etc. My question is, for a typical math major, how do they get in to the field? do they all start with something unrelated, and move in internally? It seems like none of these jobs are for the entry level at all. I don't have exceptional programming skills, which might be holding me back. I can do excel (v-look up) and basic SAS data manipulation.