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Answer Applicants for beginning actuarial jobs usually have a bachelor�s degree in mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, or a business-related disci…pline, such as economics, finance, or accounting. About 100 colleges and universities offer an actuarial science program. Here's more info from a booklet published by the U.S. Department of Labor: Actuaries need a strong background in mathematics and general business. Some companies hire applicants without specifying a major, provided that the applicant has a working knowledge of mathematics, including calculus, probability, and statistics, and has demonstrated this knowledge by passing one or two actuarial exams required for professional designation. Courses in economics, accounting, finance, and insurance also are useful. Companies increasingly prefer well-rounded individuals who, in addition to having acquired a strong technical background, have some training in liberal arts and business and possess strong communication skills. In addition to knowledge of mathematics, computer skills are becoming increasingly important. Actuaries should be able to develop and use spreadsheets and databases, as well as standard statistical analysis software. Knowledge of computer programming languages, such as Visual Basic, also is useful. Two professional societies sponsor programs leading to full professional status in their specialty. The first, the Society of Actuaries (SOA), administers a series of actuarial examinations in the life insurance, health benefits systems, retirement systems, and finance and investment fields. The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), as the name indicates, gives a series of examinations in the property and casualty field, which includes fire, accident, medical malpractice, worker�s compensation, and personal injury liability. The first four exams in the SOA and CAS examination series are jointly sponsored by the two societies and cover the same material. For this reason, students do not need to commit themselves to a specialty until they have taken the initial examinations, which test an individual�s competence in probability, calculus, statistics, and other branches of mathematics. The first few examinations help students evaluate their potential as actuaries. Many prospective actuaries begin taking the exams in college with the help of self-study guides and courses. Those who pass one or more examinations have better opportunities for employment at higher starting salaries than those who do not. After graduating from college, most prospective actuaries gain on-the-job experience at an insurance company or consulting firm, while at the same time working to complete the examination process. Actuaries are encouraged to finish the entire series of examinations as soon as possible, advancing first to the Associate level (with an ASA or ACAS designation) and then to the Fellowship level (FSA or FCAS designation). Advanced topics in the casualty field include investment and assets, dynamic financial analysis, and valuation of insurance. Candidates in the SOA examination series must choose a specialty�group and health benefits, individual life and annuities, pensions, investments, or finance. Examinations are given twice a year, in the spring and the fall. Although many companies allot time to their employees for study, home study is required to pass the examinations, and many actuaries study for months to prepare for each examination. It is likewise common for employers to pay the hundreds of dollars for examination fees and study materials. Most actuaries reach the Associate level within 4 to 6 years and the Fellowship level a few years later. Specific requirements apply to pension actuaries, who verify the financial status of defined benefit pension plans for the Federal Government. These actuaries must be enrolled by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. To qualify for enrollment, applicants must meet certain experience and examination requirements, as stipulated by the Board. To perform their duties effectively, actuaries must keep up with current economic and social trends and legislation, as well as with developments in health, business, finance, and economics that could affect insurance or investment practices. Good communication and interpersonal skills also are important, particularly for prospective consulting actuaries. Beginning actuaries often rotate among different jobs in an organization to learn various actuarial operations and phases of insurance work, such as marketing, underwriting, and product development. At first, they prepare data for actuarial projects or perform other simple tasks. As they gain experience, actuaries may supervise clerks, prepare correspondence, draft reports, and conduct research. They may move from one company to another early in their careers as they advance to higher positions. Advancement depends largely on job performance and the number of actuarial examinations passed. Actuaries with a broad knowledge of the insurance, pension, investment, or employee benefits fields can rise to administrative and executive positions in their companies. Actuaries with supervisory ability may advance to management positions in other areas, such as underwriting, accounting, data processing, marketing, and advertising. Some actuaries assume college and university faculty positions.
A meteorologist falls under the category of Atmospheric Scientists. Therefore, the following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the …education and training required for Atmospheric Scientists. A bachelor's degree in meteorology or atmospheric science, or in a closely related field with courses in meteorology, usually is the minimum educational requirement for an entry-level position as an atmospheric scientist. A master's degree is necessary for some positions, and a Ph.D. degree is required for most basic research positions. Education and training. The preferred educational requirement for entry-level meteorologists in the Federal Government is a bachelor's degree-not necessarily in meteorology-with at least 24 semester hours of meteorology/atmospheric science courses, including 6 hours in the analysis and prediction of weather systems, 6 hours of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, 3 hours of physical meteorology, and 2 hours of remote sensing of the atmosphere or instrumentation. Other required courses include 3 semester hours of ordinary differential equations, 6 hours of college physics, and at least 9 hours of courses appropriate for a physical science major-such as statistics, chemistry, physical oceanography, physical climatology, physical hydrology, radiative transfer, aeronomy (the study of the upper atmosphere), advanced thermodynamics, advanced electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and computer science. Sometimes, a combination of education and appropriate experience may be substituted for a degree. Although positions in operational meteorology are available for those with only a bachelor's degree, obtaining a second bachelor's degree or a master's degree enhances employment opportunities, pay, and advancement potential. A master's degree usually is necessary for conducting applied research and development, and a Ph.D. is required for most basic research positions. Students planning on a career in research and development do not necessarily need to major in atmospheric science or meteorology as an undergraduate. In fact, a bachelor's degree in mathematics, physics, or engineering provides excellent preparation for graduate study in atmospheric science. Because atmospheric science is a small field, relatively few colleges and universities offer degrees in meteorology or atmospheric science, although many departments of physics, earth science, geography, and geophysics offer atmospheric science and related courses. In 2007, the American Meteorological Society listed approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate atmospheric science programs. Many of these programs combine the study of meteorology with another field, such as agriculture, hydrology, oceanography, engineering, or physics. For example, hydrometeorology is the blending of hydrology (the science of Earth's water) and meteorology, and is the field concerned with the effect of precipitation on the hydrologic cycle and the environment. Prospective students should make certain that courses required by the National Weather Service and other employers are offered at the college they are considering. Computer science courses, additional meteorology courses, a strong background in mathematics and physics, and good communication skills are important to prospective employers. Students should also take courses in subjects that are most relevant to their desired area of specialization. For example, those who wish to become broadcast meteorologists for radio or television stations should develop excellent communication skills through courses in speech, journalism, and related fields. Students interested in air quality work should take courses in chemistry and supplement their technical training with coursework in policy or government affairs. Prospective meteorologists seeking opportunities at weather consulting firms should possess knowledge of business, statistics, and economics, as an increasing emphasis is being placed on long-range seasonal forecasting to assist businesses. Beginning atmospheric scientists often do routine data collection, computation, or analysis, and some basic forecasting. Entry-level operational meteorologists in the Federal Government usually are placed in intern positions for training and experience. During this period, they learn about the Weather Service's forecasting equipment and procedures, and rotate to different offices to learn about various weather systems. After completing the training period, they are assigned to a permanent duty station. Certification and advancement. The American Meteorological Society (AMS) offers professional certification for consulting meteorologists, administered by a Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists. Applicants must meet formal education requirements, pass an examination to demonstrate thorough meteorological knowledge, have a minimum of 5 years of experience or a combination of experience plus an advanced degree, and provide character references from fellow professionals. In addition, AMS also offers professional certification for broadcast meteorologists. Experienced meteorologists may advance to supervisory or administrative jobs, or may handle more complex forecasting jobs. After several years of experience, some meteorologists establish their own weather consulting services. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.
Answer Most accounting jobs do require a four-year bachelor's degree in accounting. Some employers might also require a CPA, a master's degree in accounting…, or an MBA with a concentration in accounting. However, there are more basic accounting and bookkeeping jobs that you could get with a two-year degree or just a small amount of professional training.
To become an Oncologist, or cancer specialist.... To become an Oncologist, or cancer specialist, a medical degree is the first requirement and usually takes four-six years… to earn (depending on the country). After that, a one (1) year internship and several years (generally two (2)) of residency in oncology will suffice. Of course, rapidly developing strategies, medicines and treatment options require continual on-going education to properly practice in the field of Oncology. Good luck. Who knows, YOU might be the person who finally eradicates, or at least finds a viable "immunization" to prevent, what is, in all probability, mankind's most dreaded disease. An oncologist is a medical physician who specialises in treating people with cancer.... An oncologist is a medical physician who specialises in treating people with cancer. YOu would have to do all the usual med school stuff (6 years) then intern, then residency befire starting to specialise. It should also be noted that there are now several sub-specialties of oncology which require their own post-residency training.
Answer The requirements for becoming a nurse depend on several factors. The state you live in, the "type" of nurse you want to be. There are R.N.'s (r…egistered nurse) which requires more schooling and training, and L.V.N. or L.P.N (lisenced vocational/practical nurse). I am an L.P.N. and my schooling took about 18 months. You must have at least a high school diploma and you must pass certain entrance exam repuirements. There are usually many applicants for a limited number of slots available. I do not make as much money as an R.N. and in some states my level of practice is limited, which means you may be required to take additional courses to become "certified". For example, in Texas, I had no limitations on my scope of practice. I drew blood, gave blood infusions, hung intravenous medications, and in Arizona I must complete additional courses and get "certification" for drawing blood. I don't believe that I can give iv medications nor give blood infusions. To make this long answer short, if you want to become a nurse, think about it very hard. There is a high burn out. In my class of 41 students, 17 graduated. It gets even harder after that. If you like hard work, long hours, immense responsibility and liability, become an R.N. This is not a field to go into for the money, you MUST be seriously drawn to humanitarian motives.
So you want to be a judge? A bachelor�s degree and work experience usually constitute the minimum requirements for a judgeship or magistrate position. A number of lawy…ers become judges, and most judges have first been lawyers. In fact, Federal and State judges usually are required to be lawyers. About 40 States allow non lawyers to hold limited-jurisdiction judgeships, but opportunities are better for those with law experience. Federal administrative law judges must be lawyers and pass a competitive examination administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Some State administrative law judges and other hearing officials are not required to be lawyers. judges must be able to deciede what type of decision to make when it comes to a very hard case. And be able to have control of the court they just send
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mostly likely you'll need to get a 4 year degree in finance or accounting. But to become a financial manager experience will be needed. You will need approxametly 5 or more ye…ars of experience in Financial industry. If you get masters degree it improves your odds of getting this position because many people will be pursing it. Also it gives you more job opportunities and possibility of advancement with in your career.
The requirements for becoming a licensed cosmetologist vary from state to state in the US. Many states require a minimum of 1200 to 1500 contact hours in school, during which …time you learn not only the actual procedures for a variety of services, but the theory and science behind them as well. You may also be required to complete a certain amount of each service before you can graduate. In addition to the contact hours and services required for licensing, you may also be required to pass a written and practical examination by the state's licensing board. The services you will learn can vary greatly from school to school, but each school will at the very least teach you what you need to know to obtain your license. Some of the things you will learn are hair cutting, coloring, styling, curling, chemical hair relaxing, manicures and pedicures. You may also learn braiding techniques, extension techniques and a number of other creative skills to enhance your skill as a hairdresser. You can find a cosmetology program at either a specialized private beauty school such as Mitchell's or at your local community college or trade school. Cosmetology school is hard work and requires dedication, passion and organization, but if you can make it through, you're well on your way to a great career in cosmetology! my wife is currently in school for cosmetology. there are schools all over for this. some universities also offer a cosmetology course which usually takes a year and you get an associates degree. at other technical colleges you can get the proper training, that also take a year, to take the boards in your state which gives you a license. In school you learn everything from haircuts, nail, hair styles , coloring, and other things. I would check the universityor college near you, or go onlineand look for Paul Mitchell schools which are eveywhere. you. it is a good trade to learn even if you do not make a career out of it. To be a cosmetologist...you must have a lot of patience, you must be organized and must be able to concentrate through loud blow dryer noises. Theres plenty of great schools you can go to out there for it. And I hope this will work for u!! yes you so have to go to college to be a cosmotologist
I am in UK but the answer would be the same in other countries although the actual letters after the name would be different. You would have to train as doctor. MB,BS in UK, M…D in US. (5 years) Then you would have to do at least seven years as an intern and resident(US) House officer, Senior House Officer, Registrar (UK) learning the speciality and taking many exams along the way before obtaining Board Certification (US) Membership of Royal College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists (UK) 4 years of college 4 years of medical school 4 years of OB/GYN residency Most OB/GYN's are about 31 when they graduate from their residency if they complete all 12 years without interruption. Medical degrees.
Hey! All that is mandatory is a high school diploma. You may also tale a 2-4 year course for the better paying jobs. Anyone can cook with or without a diploma. Heck, you can t…hen call yourself a chef. Culinary school courses will give you the proper education and training to become a "chef". Generally, it is 2+ years for an Associate for Applied Science Degree, in that most can lead you into a career. You can continue for a bachelors which may take another 2+ years. Most (culinary) colleges will require a high school diploma to enter their college, some may not. You may need to take a test to enter, or an Ability-to-Benefit (A.T.B.) test which is a basic test to show to the college that you are going to benefit from their education. Speak with a college advisor for more information. FYI: I'm in my second year in culinary school. Good Luck!
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Well that all depends really, on what you want to do with zoology. Really that means someone who studies animals. So, you could get no special education and be an amatuer zoo…logist and use those skills to volunteer at the zoo or wild animal shelter. You could get a biology degree and get a job in an animal related field and be a zoologist. But, generally if you want a specialized education you are going to be looking at a biology major for a bachelors and then getting at least a masters if not also a doctorate in a more specialized field. There are lots of kinds of zoologists. You can study all kinds of animals from worms to primates. But, most people pick a genus and stick with it. So, you may want to also consider what sort of animals interest you OR if you are more interested in how groups of species interact with each other or with the environment. Additional info: There are now specialist degrees in Zoology which allow you to specialise further at a lower level, allowing for a very specialised Masters/PhD. These degrees also tend to give more specialist studying which gives more experience for when you complete your degree - hence giving you a much more competitive education for job application.
a high school diploma is all that's needed?
The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondent…s. Most employers prefer individuals with a bachelor's degree in journalism or mass communications, but some hire graduates with other majors. They look for experience at school newspapers or broadcasting stations, and internships with news organizations. Large-city newspapers and stations also may prefer candidates with a degree in a subject-matter specialty such as economics, political science, or business. Some large newspapers and broadcasters may hire only experienced reporters. Education and training. More than 1,500 institutions offer programs in communications, journalism, and related programs. In 2008, more than 100 of these were accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Most of the courses in a typical curriculum are in liberal arts; the remaining courses are in journalism. The most important skills for journalism students to learn are writing and communication. Students planning a career in broadcasting take courses in radio and television news and production. Those planning newspaper or magazine careers usually specialize in more specific forms of writing. To create stories for online media, they need to learn to use computer software to combine online story text with audio and video elements and graphics. Some schools also offer a master's or Ph.D. degree in journalism. Some graduate programs are intended primarily as preparation for news careers, while others prepare journalism teachers, researchers and theorists, and advertising and public-relations workers. High school courses in English, journalism, and social studies provide a good foundation for college programs. Useful college liberal arts courses include English, with an emphasis on writing; sociology; political science; economics; history; and psychology. Courses in computer science, business, and speech are useful as well. Fluency in a foreign language is necessary in some jobs. Employers report that practical experience is the most important part of education and training. Upon graduation, many students already have gained much practical experience through part-time or summer jobs or through internships with news organizations. Most newspapers, magazines, and broadcast news organizations offer reporting and editing internships. Work on high school and college newspapers, at broadcasting stations, or on community papers also provides practical training. In addition, journalism scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships awarded to college journalism students by universities, newspapers, foundations, and professional organizations are helpful. Experience as a freelancer or stringer-a part-time reporter who is paid only for stories printed-is advantageous. Other qualifications. Reporters typically need more than good word-processing skills. Computer graphics and desktop-publishing skills are essential as well. Students should be completely proficient in all forms of multimedia. Computer-assisted reporting involves the use of computers to analyze data in search of a story. This technique and the interpretation of the results require computer skills and familiarity with databases. Knowledge of news photography also is valuable for entry-level positions, which sometimes combine the responsibilities of a reporter with those of a camera operator or photographer. Reporters should be dedicated to providing accurate and impartial news. Accuracy is important both to serve the public and because untrue or libelous statements can lead to lawsuits. A nose for news, persistence, initiative, poise, resourcefulness, a good memory, and physical stamina are important, as is the emotional stability to deal with pressing deadlines, irregular hours, and dangerous assignments. Broadcast reporters and news analysts must be comfortable on camera. All reporters must be at ease in unfamiliar places and with a variety of people. Positions involving on-air work require a pleasant voice and appearance. Advancement. Most reporters start at small publications or broadcast stations as general assignment reporters or copy editors. They are usually assigned to cover court proceedings and civic and club meetings, summarize speeches, and write obituaries. With experience, they report more difficult assignments or specialize in a particular field. Large publications and stations generally require new reporters to have several years of experience. Some news analysts and reporters can advance by moving to larger newspapers or stations. A few experienced reporters become columnists, correspondents, writers, announcers, or public-relations specialists. Others become editors in print journalism or program managers in broadcast journalism, supervising reporters. Some eventually become broadcasting or publishing industry managers. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.
You will need college level coursework in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and forensic chemistry.
you should be a C.A(chartyer accountant) to become a certified financial planner.