KNukey Posted October 27, 2011 Share Posted October 27, 2011 Hello, Thank you everyone for your time and efforts reading this post. I have been on the fence back and forth between pursuing a Masters/Graduate Degree in Actuarial Studies ( I am a 25 year old male for anyone wondering, residing in Michigan) and pondering the concept of being a Physician's Assistant, (My mother was an endocrinologist). I just completed a dual major program, with a 4.0 GPA in Finance & a 4.0 GPA in Business Administration, working for an insurance company doing Actuarial Procurement. I'm one of those people who are gifted with a true photographic memory, and things just come easy. I'm making around 61k at the moment just starting off, (which is great for a college graduate) but this might seem difficult to explain, I have no feeling of "worth," inside for this type of work. I feel like a drone, in a megalithic colossal battle of internal struggle, who am I to decide who should qualify for certain health insurance plans, and who is deemed "to risky." To open up a little, my mom passed away of Cancer when I was a young, and sadly never had contact with my biological father, I ended up turning my whole life around, and not go down the path of depression, drugs, and violence. Years later, I now have this burning passion that is non-explainable to "help people," I have dreams, and just "feel my mothers presence," speaking out to me, to do the best in life I can. Please attempt to view the situation from my point of view, and offer any honest, and rational thoughts or opinions. I have searched around on the internet, and asked a few different doctors, I seem to get mixed answers. When contacting Wayne State University, they basically told me technically you could, but it is "looked down upon," not having a science degree, and the review board might "disqualify you." I've already taken Calculus IV, and other high level math courses, hoping that would take care of some of the math prerequisites. Wanted to do the Graduate PA Program, and not have to start from scratch, BA > PA. I'm well aware that staying with my current actuarial program & progressing results in the pay range goes very easily to 150-300k+, for national security agency, or private sector level PhD. actuarial work. Even though a P.A. might make less, I feel I would be "satisfied," at the end of the day, and happiness overrides monetary financial gain to me. Any Advice People? Thank You for any replies, =) -J- Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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