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I work at a traditional actuarial consulting firm on the heath benefits side and don’t really find the work very interesting. I’m kept by short term promise of a nice promotion, and competitive pay. I’ve recently started thinking about a next move, but am torn about which direction to go in. I’ve pondered a few options: working at a traditional carrier, switching to a different kind of consulting, or non-traditional work. All of my connections are in consulting not insurance, anyone have advice?

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I went through the same thought process - started as an actuarial student at Aon. At Deloitte now, doing a variety of non-actuarial healthcare work. DM me if you want to chat.

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What is it that you feel like you are missing in your current role? Variety of projects, people interaction, skill development, none of the above?

Skill development is definitely top of the list along with just plain boredom. The actuarial field is traditionally complex but on the benefits side I barely see the need for our existence. I’m not necessarily tied to an actuarial role, but any future role I’d want it to be at the very least mentally stimulating or challenging (preferably both).

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