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Hey, what are alternative career paths (not tax/assurance etc) for a person who's got a A&F degree?
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Actually, almost anything .... better if you go talk to your career advisors since which may be more helpful than just a few suggestions from TSR without knowing your interests and aptitude.
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I'm not interested in either tax or other accounting branches either, but I've looked up actuarial work and data analyst so far, and I've managed to get past a few stages of application already. it's how you sell your experience in certain modules. I've done one data analysis module and I go off that a lot rather than my accounting and finance modules
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What actually is actuary? professional qualification exams seem hard as well
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What actually is actuary? professional qualification exams seem hard as well
An actuary is a business professional that uses maths to measure and manage risk and uncertainty. Actuaries are mostly - but by no means exclusively - employed in the pensions, life insurance, general insurance and investment sectors. Other less common areas actuaries work in are resources and environment, whereby actuaries use maths to forecast how, say, oil consumption will change in the future and how global supply will impact upon that consumption. It really is quite a varied profession.

I'm a trainee actuary in pensions. At face value you might think it's just about crunching numbers, but actually we're managing risk in being able to deliver someone their retirement benefits in 40 years time. You need to take into account inflation and how that may change, mortality and changing life expectancies, how investments will develop to meet the liabilities of paying annuities in retirement, etc.

The exams are tough going, especially when working a full time job too, but the rewards are very generous. There's a shortage of actuaries and it's an expanding job market, so companies offer good reward packages - high pay, annual bonuses, profit sharing, private health insurance, other perks.
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