Strong job placement rates, some of the highest starting salaries in business, and opportunities to work anywhere in the world. These are the prospects for actuaries—problem solvers who use mathematical modeling to determine and measure risk as a way of confronting business and social problems.
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Below are just a few of the many career paths you can take with an actuarial sciences degree. Check out these websites to learn more about careers in your major!
Actuaries use statistics and financial theories to study uncertain future events, especially those related to insurance.
Business analysts identify a company’s needs through the use of analytical tools and collect data to determine the state of the company. They are skilled at gathering and processing information and problem-solving.
Risk analysts are involved in a wide variety of systems including management and control risk and legal, political, economic, and property risk assessment. Risk analysts may work in sales, origination, trading, marketing, financial services or private banking.
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