Read all about it. Actuaries are increasingly in the news as business leaders because our work is often impacted by current events. For example, recent natural disasters, world economic and financial crises, and healthcare are all topics where actuaries expertise is valued.
This Chief Risk Officer started her career as an actuary and now occupies an office in the C-Suite. An actuarial career will prepare you to grow professionally and can take you as far as you want to go.
You should call your power company when the lights go out, but if you're running a business, you should also call your insurance company. Actuaries develop products like business interruption insurance to give businesses peace of mind if there's a power outage.
Wherever there is risk, there are opportunities for actuaries. And the recent financial crisis has further highlighted the skills actuaries bring to the table. Watch this new Actuaries in Action video to hear what some of today's actuaries say about the future of the profession and the increasing demand for actuaries, especially in nontraditional roles.