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Ask an Actuary:

Lauren Bahun (front row left), Matthew Feryus, ASA (front row right), Kevin Jansen, FSA, MAAA (back row right), Andrew France, FSA, MAAA (back row left)

We've asked actuaries to describe the path that led them to an actuarial career and their typical work day. They also gave their advice for you as you are exploring the actuarial career. For this installment, we featured four actuaries from Florida Blue, a health insurance company based in Florida: Lauren Bahun (front row left) - Actuarial Analyst, Matthew Feryus, ASA (front row right) - Senior Actuarial Analyst, Kevin Jansen, FSA, MAAA (back row right) - Managing Actuary, Andrew France, FSA, MAAA (back row left) - Actuarial Director.

Find out their advice for you as you are "exploring the actuarial career."

In The News:

  • Career Day
    Register for ASNY Actuarial Career Day
    On September 21st, the Actuarial Society of Greater New York will host the 26th annual Actuarial Career Day! College freshmen through graduate students are welcome as well as professionals interested in the actuarial field as a future career. Students studying mathematics, economics, computer, finance, business and of course-actuarial science, are encouraged to attend, as are their professors and career counselors.
  • Women
    CareerCast Ranks Actuary as One of the Twelve Best Jobs for Women in 2014

    CareerCast has released its list of the 12 best jobs for women in 2014.

     

  • Students and Teacher
    Illinois State University Actuarial Career Information Fair 2014
    Enjoy math? Like a challenge? Love solving problems?

    If so, you have what it takes to be an actuary, a well-paid professional who uses math skills to solve business and social problems.

  • IABA
    2014 IABA Foundation Actuarial Boot Camp
    The International Association of Black Actuaries Foundation (IABA Foundation) Actuarial Boot Camp is an intensive 4-day workshop geared toward preparing young actuarial students for the interview process.
  • The Future Actuary
    The Future Actuary Spring 2014
    Included in this issue: Reinsurance Demystified, No Summer Internship? No sweat, The Mentor: Five Avenues, CAS Hosts Students at the Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar, Actuarial Foundation Update and much more.
  • Actuary Listed in Top 5 Best Jobs in 2014
    Those skilled in mathematics and statistical analysis can find rewarding opportunities as an actuary. The career is challenging, and becoming an actuary requires passing a series of exams.

Even more news, insight, and actuarial content.

If you've thoroughly exhausted BeAnActuary.org and you're looking for more details about the life of an actuary, then: 1. you've found your calling and 2. check out the web sites of the Casualty Actuarial Society and Society of Actuaries.