I'm currently a PhD student in mathematics at a decent sized graduate school, but I've been questioning my desire to continue on and finish my doctorate after I achieve my master's, which will occur within the next year.
I've been thinking about trying the actuarial exams so I might have a route to leave academia. I've never taken financial math, but I have taken a Calculus-based probability theory class, a mathematical statistics class, and two measure theory based probability classes. I've gotten at least an A- in all four classes.
I've never taken a financial mathematics class, but I have taken a wide range of both applied and pure math classes.
Based on the experiences of some people that have passed these two exams, given my background does studying for and passing both exams seem like a possibility for me?
Thanks for any advice!