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What is an actuary?

Actuary: A business professional who analyzes the consequences of risk.

Actuaries must pass a series of exams in order to become certified by either the Society of Actuaries (SOA) or the Casualty Actuary Society (CAS).

Why should I become an actuary?

  • Top Ranked Job -- #1 Job by Forbes
  • High Demand & Growth -- Growing industry with advancement opportunities
  • High Salary -- Top-paying job
  • Work-Life Balance -- Flexible hours, low stress, hybrid work
  • No Graduate School -- Work immediately after undergrad
  • Make a Difference -- Interesting and rewarding work
  • Incorporates the following fields:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Resources to Get You Started!

    Not sure where to start? We recommend these resources!

  • New Member Orientation Slides
  • Mass Meeting Slides
  • Society of Actuaries Website
  • Casualty Actuarial Society Website
  • Be An Actuary