How to I get into the field of mortgage underwriting?

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I am a former retail manager and want to change careers. How does someone get into the mortgage underwriting field? I would consider loan officer as well. Any thoughts on which is easier to get into and which job is better (and why). Thanks!!

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    wizjp
    May 3, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Loan officer is probably easier. Got into underwriting as an order entry specialist and then passed the tests for underwriter. Some states you can take and pass title agent/under writing licensing as a stand alone

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    Sun
    May 3, 2011 at 6:48 am

    You don’t have previous experience and no qualification in that very finance field then I dont think you have option to change the profession.

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    Christine
    May 3, 2011 at 6:57 am

    You can not become an underwriter without mortgage experience – a great deal of it. Loan Officer is impossible to get into now with no experience as well due to the SAFE ACT of 2009. I agree with whoever said processing is the way to start.

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