What Do Actuaries Do?

We manage risk. With unbeatable analytical skills, we help organizations plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. By understanding the very nature of risk, we play a key role in the psychological, physical, and financial stability of society. With our help, businesses can grow, retirees can invest with confidence, and people can enjoy peace of mind.

We love what we do. It only makes sense that ours is a top-ranked job. Our work is intellectually stimulating. And we work in a variety of settings. But no matter where we work, this career comes with one great perk: the satisfaction of solving problems and having an impact.

We are the backbone of financial security. Insurance companies, financial planners, and many multinational corporations are hesitant to make certain moves without consulting us first. That's because the problems we solve provide a safeguard against catastrophe and this gives them the confidence to grow. And that benefits everyone.

If you are interested in learning more about the actuarial profession or the insurance industry, visit the many association websites. To learn about becoming an actuary, visit www.beanactuary.org.

Actuarial Jokes

It is a common misperception that actuaries are boring mathematicians with no sense of humor...

To prove this point, check out some of our favorite actuarial jokes:




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