Many actuaries use their skills in analysis and problem solving in the traditional areas of insurance, superannuation and investment, while others work in consulting firms, delivering actuarial and other services to big organisations.
Being an Actuary is one of the highest paid professions and graduate actuaries are highly employable, you’ll enjoy great street cred in the business world. Many Actuaries achieve senior executive roles - CEO, Head of Risk, Lead Partner, Chief Actuary are some examples. Plus, being an Actuary consistently ranks highly as one of the top careers in the world.
Those people who become actuaries are not necessarily
the smartest people, they’re the people who fail an exam,
and get back up and do it again
It takes a huge amount of study, but more importantly, it takes persistence and determination. Actuarial training doesn't just prepare you for one of the most desirable jobs in the world, it also teaches you how to succeed in life. If you can qualify as an Actuary, there is nothing out there you can't achieve if you put your mind to it.
Below, recently qualified actuaries each answer six questions. Hear from those who met the challenge.