There is always bias, we just have to do the best we can otherwise no decision will be made. Just because all your mates who were actuaries want to be a quant dosn't imply all actuaries do (and before anyone mentions there was a survey done on this etc,, that will be biased too). You have to bear in mind the views on this forum will be biased towards quants. If you went to an actuarial forum (if one exists) I am sure actuaries will be negative towards quants etc. So one has to be careful when making statements about the population based on their limited biased sample. We all do this to some extent and don't realize it. There are pros and cons in any job, you just have to make a informed decision about the career that suits you based on your personality type, risk profile, and future aspirations. Of course there will be some who just dont have a clue what they want, so in this case you just have to try out a few roles that you *may* like and learn from the experience. Also just because x said this role was crap dosn't mean it will be crap for you. SG
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on September 22nd, 2008, 10:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.