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4 years
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Actuarial Science Requirements

There are many actuarial science programs to choose from at a variety of colleges and universities. To earn an actuarial credential, you must complete a series of actuarial examinations, e-Learning components, and other requirements through an actuarial membership organization. Many people find it easier to prepare for the actuarial exams within a university setting, and in particular, within an actuarial science program or math/statistics/business program with an actuarial concentration.

Actuarial Science Careers

The career trajectory of people with an Actuarial Science degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Actuarial Science degrees have experience in is Actuary, followed by Financial Clerk, Underwriter, Financial Analyst, Intelligence Analyst, Financial Advisor, Computer Programmer, Risk Management Specialist, Software Quality Assurance Engineer, and Data Scientist.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Actuary 13.3% 0.1% 253.2×
Financial Clerk 4.0% 0.2% 16.3×
Underwriter 1.6% 0.1% 15.0×
Financial Analyst 1.4% 0.3% 5.5×
Intelligence Analyst 0.5% 0.1% 3.4×
Financial Advisor 0.7% 0.2% 3.8×
Computer Programmer 1.6% 0.7% 2.2×
Risk Management Specialist 0.6% 0.1% 6.9×
Software Quality Assurance Engineer 1.0% 0.2% 6.1×
Data Scientist 1.9% 0.1% 21.4×

Actuarial Science Salary

Actuarial Science graduates earn on average $62k, putting them in the 95th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $53k
Median (average earners) $62k
75th (top earners) $72k

Actuarial Science Underemployment

Actuarial Science graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 15%
Part-Time 9%
Low-paying 9%

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