Careers for actuaries

The actuarial canvas is vast and diverse, promising not just a career, but an expedition that knows no bounds. Where will the career take you?

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Discover a world beyond numbers, a universe of boundless potential.

When you're an actuary, the world is your arena. The in-demand expertise and skills of the profession unlocks a suite of exciting career opportunities, including:


Leadership positions

Their unique skills propel actuaries to the helm,
where they drive strategy, policy, and the future of businesses

Global mobility

Their universal recognition offers
actuaries the privilege to work worldwide,
broadening their professional horizons

Entrepreneurial pathways

Harness actuarial expertise to launch consultancies,
develop groundbreaking products, or even pioneer tech solutions

Career case studies

Browse our collections of member stories to discover how actuaries got their career started, interesting projects and locations they have worked, and steps they took to succeed.

Career case studies

Actuarial industries

The actuarial career journey is not confined to one path but stretches across diverse landscapes – from the dynamic world of finance, to the transformative sectors of technology, healthcare, and environment. With every challenge you unravel, you’re not just shaping industries but sculpting the future of global societies, communities and people.

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General Insurance

Evaluate how changing circumstances impact the financial sustainability of general insurance products.

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Life insurance

Establish premium structures, evaluate risks, assess profitability and distribute surplus.

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Assess, quantify, and manage the risks associated with global reinsurance arrangements.

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Ensure the financial stability of health insurance products

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Project financial outcomes to protect retirement plans and guide government policy.
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Banking, investments and financial services

Design and price financial products or work to ensure a stable financial system.

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Risk Management

Assist corporations to evaluate, mitigate and manage their risks.



Apply actuarial skills to solve a diverse range of client problems.


Government and regulatory agencies

Integrate data analytics, financial projections and risk assessment into government projects.

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Sustainability and the environment

Evaluate the impact of environment change and develop solutions.

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Data and technology

Apply data science to commercial problems in all industries.

Get started on your education journey

Understand the academic and professional requirements to getting qualified as an actuary with the Actuaries Institute.

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Jobs for actuaries

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