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.
While there are advantages to attending a college with an actuarial science program, you should know that you don’t have to major in actuarial science to become an actuary, nor is an advanced degree required.