Actuarial career info
There are two main groupings of actuaries: life actuaries and casualty actuaries.
- Life actuaries deal with insurance products for life events, such as health insurance, life insurance, and retirement annuities. The professional organization for this group of actuaries is the Society of Actuaries (SOA).
- Casualty actuaries deal with insurance products for non-life events, such as auto insurance and home-owners insurance. The professional organization for this group of actuaries is the CasualtyActuary Society (CAS).
If you want to learn more about the actuarial science field and career opportunities, visit BeAnActuary.com. This site contains a lot of useful information about the actuarial field to help
you decide if this is something you may want to pursue.
Within the actuarial field, there is a certification process that consists of a number of professional exams that must be passed. Go here for more general information about these exams or see the Actuarial science exam info page on this site.
If you want to know when a particular exam is scheduled to be given, go here for SOA scheduling and here for CAS scheduling.
If you would like to learn more about the levels of certification within the SOA, go here.
If you would like to learn more about the levels of certification within the CAS, go here.
For more information, contact: Dr. Mark A. Mills, Associate Professor of Mathematics.