Why an actuary?

Being an actuary isn’t just a job. It’s a profession.

It’s a career where your students could use their talents to solve real world problems and it’s a qualification they can take anywhere in the world.

Your students will join a highly regarded profession whose members are in demand and well-rewarded for their mathematical, analytical and problem solving skills and their ability to lead – and they’ll gain the fellowship and support of an elite network of peers throughout Australia and internationally.

The Challenge

Life as an actuary promises a good income, the freedom to travel, the chance to work with smart people and the opportunity to lead. However, your student will face challenges.

The challenge is intellectual rigour. The challenge is persistence. The challenge is sheer hard work.

Life as an actuary

Internationally recognised

Our Australian qualifications are broadly recognised in many countries and many Australian actuaries work overseas, in both developed and developing economies.

We have members working in over 40 different countries.

Career satisfaction

As an actuary, your student could attain high-level roles that provide great stimulation and the opportunity to make a significant contribution.

Actuaries often move swiftly into leadership roles because their training in evidence-based decision making is highly valued at an executive level.

Money matters

By becoming an actuary, your students would join one of the highest paid professions.

A newly qualified Fellow can expect to earn around $100,000 per year and senior actuaries can easily earn $250,000 per year.

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