Actuaries use a well-rounded background including law, mathematics, and economics to solve emerging financial and social problems. They develop models to answer questions and indicate the consequences of various decisions. Their decisions and projections are the basis of the financial and insurance worlds. Actuaries are in high demand by insurance companies, consulting firms, financial accounting firms, labor unions, and state and federal governments.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to actuarial science majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Account executive Achievement test developer Actuary Agricultural statistician Analyst Bank manager/officer Banker Broker Budget manager Bureau of Labor Statistics worker Business systems consultant Buyer Census Bureau worker Computer scientist Consultant Corporate planner Credit manager/analyst Data analyst Database manager Director of public services Director of records management Director of vital statistics Economist Employee benefit specialist Financial actuary Financial analyst Financial planner Financial services salesperson General test developer Government statistician Industrial statistician Insurance actuary Insurance statistician Inventory manager IRS agent Job analyst Loan officer Logistics manager Management analyst Management trainer Market forecaster/analyst Mathematical scientist Operations research analyst Pension actuary Pension administrator or consultant Placement director Professional statistician Professor (college, university) Programmer Psychological test developer Purchasing agent Research statistician Retail analyst Risk manager Sales manager/representative Social researcher Stockbroker Systems analyst Technical salesperson University statistician Wall Street analyst Weather forecaster
College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Careers in Finance (OCC 85)Career Opportunities in Banking, Finance, and Insurance (OCC 16)Careers for Financial Mavens & Other Money Movers (OCC PT 21)Opportunities in Banking Careers (OCC 15)Opportunities in Financial Careers (OCC 86)Opportunities in Insurance Careers (OCC 116)
BSU Dept. of Mathematics: http://www.bsu.edu/math/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org Actuary.com: http://www.actuary.comBe an Actuary.org: http://www.beanactuary.orgEmployment Outlook: http://infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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