Actuarial students often face this question from their friends, family, and even on job interviews. Here are some helpful links that explain exactly what an actuary does.
- This is a great website for learning about the actuarial profession and how to become an actuary.
- Actuarial Outpost
- Famous for it's discussion forums, this site has more than you'll ever want to know about actuaries
- For those interested in insurance, there is information here about a financial training program that can advance your career.
- American Academy of Actuaries
- Provides current news, articles, and publications, as well as related discussions and links pertaining to the different sectors of the field.
- The "magazine of the actuarial profession," provides on-line articles from the three most recent issues. Visit the site to find industry news, job-openings, and even puzzles.
- The Actuary
- A link to the official publication of the actuarial profession in the United Kingdom.
- A great source for learning more about the actuarial profession, practicing your math skills on challenging daily problems, or even looking for employment openings in the market. A must-see if you're an aspiring actuary.
- Actuarial Grads Network
- It links off of Actuary.com, but it deserves a link of its own.
- Reviews the details about the job of an actuary.