Actuarial Science

Actuaries are experts in evaluating the likelihood of future events, designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events, and decreasing the impact of undesirable events that do occur.

Actuarial Science is a blend of mathematics, economics, statistics and finance. Actuarial science majors prepare students for jobs in actuarial science and will give you the background needed to pursue an advanced degree in economics, mathematics, statistics or business administration.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Actuary

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    Economist

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    Financial Analyst

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    Insurance Analyst

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    Statistician

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    • Median Salary*
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Accountant
    • Auditor
    • Budget Analyst
    • Insurance Underwriter
    • Lawyer
    • Mathematician
    • Personal Financial Analyst

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