# SEE THE WORLD

Management

Oct 28, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)

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HOW ACTUARIES
SEE THE WORLD

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WHAT IS AN
ACTUARY?

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PART SUPER
-
HERO. PART FORTUNE
-
TELLER.

ACTUARIES ARE EXPERTS IN:

Evaluating the likelihood of future events

using numbers,
not crystal balls.

Designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of
undesirable events.

Decreasing the impact of undesirable events that do occur.

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WHAT DO
ACTUARIES DO?

WE MANAGE RISK

Actuaries use a combination of strong analytical
skills, business knowledge, and understanding of
human behavior to manage today's complex risks
facing our society.

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WHAT DOES
RISK

HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

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THE FUTURE IS
UNCERTAIN AND
FULL OF RISK.

WHAT IS RISK?

Risk is the chance that an undesirable
event will occur, but risk is also opportunity.
That's where we come in.

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YOUR
TURN!

be the actuary.
forecasting the
future with these
sample problems.

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BACKGROUND
:

ABC Insurance Company
insures 1,000 eighteen year
old drivers.

Assume 300 of the 1,000
have accidents within a
year.

Assume the average repair
cost for each accident is
\$500.

AUTO PRICING 101

QUESTION
: WHAT IS THE
ABC SHOULD CHARGE AN
18
-
YEAR OLD FOR A 1
-
YEAR CAR INSURANCE
POLICY?

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SOLUTION
:

At a minimum, the total
equal the total cost of the
accidents.

Estimated cost of the
accidents:

300
×

\$500 = \$150,000

driver:

\$
150,000
÷

1,000 = \$150

AUTO PRICING 101

CHALLENGE:
SHOULD
ABC CHARGE MORE
SO, WHY?

AUTO PRICING 101

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BACKGROUND
:

Assume 400 of the drivers
are males and 600 are
females.

Assume 200 out of 300 of
accidents will involve males,
and the remaining 100
accidents will involve
females.

AUTO PRICING 101

QUESTION
:
WHAT
CHARGED FOR THE
MALES AND THE
FEMALES? SHOULD IT
BE THE SAME?

AUTO PRICING 101

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SOLUTION
:

200 accidents
×

\$500 per
accident = \$100,000

\$100,000
÷

400 males =
\$250

100 accidents
×

\$500 per
accident = \$50,000

\$50,000
÷

600 females =
\$83.33

SHOULD BE THREE
TIMES THE FEMALE’S

AUTO PRICING 101

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WHERE DO
ACTUARIES
WORK?

LIFE AS AN

ACTUARY…

WHAT’S GREAT
PROFESSION?

WHY DID YOU
BECOME AN
ACTUARY?

WHAT IT’S LIKE …

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NOT JUST
INSURANCE.

Although insurance companies can’t function without actuaries,
that’s
not the only place you’ll find us
.

Consulting

The
Government

Private
corporations

Colleges and universities

Banks and investment firms

Public accounting firms

Labor unions

Rating bureaus

Fraternal organizations

Energy/Utilities

Transportation

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THE
PROFESSION?

TOP
-
RANKED JOB

No
matter the source, actuary is consistently rated as one of the
best jobs.
US News and World Report
,
the Jobs Rated Almanac
,
CNN Money
, and others all
agree.

GREAT SALARY

Actuaries are well compensated. Experienced fellows have the
potential to earn from \$150,000 to \$250,000 (
USD)
annually, and
many actuaries earn more than that.

Actuaries earn while they learn. An entry level actuary with 1
-
2
exams passed will bring in a starting salary of \$45
-
\$65,000
(
USD)
depending on region.

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THE PROFESSION
?

JOB SECURITY:

Actuaries
enjoy certainty in uncertain times. We're always in
demand as the world confronts risk.

LIFE IN BALANCE:

More
than a fulfilling career, being an actuary allows you to
maintain a low
-
stress, highly sought
-
after work/life balance.

MAKE AN IMPACT:

Actuaries
manage today's complex risks facing our
society.

WHAT IS AN ACTUARY

WHERE WILL
I LIVE?

GEOGRAPHIC

REGION

SOA

MEMBERSHIP (%)

Eastern U.S.

26.5

Central U.S.

21.7

Southern U.S.

16.2

Western U.S.

9.2

International
members

26.4

GEOGRAPHIC
REGION

CAS

MEMBERSHIP (%)

Eastern U.S.

41.2

Central U.S.

23.5

Southern U.S.

11.2

Western U.S.

10.1

7.8

International
members

5.9

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WHY DID YOU
BECOME
AN ACTUARY?

How I found out about the profession

Why I became an actuary

What I like best about being an actuary

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LET’S COVER SOME

BASICS…

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HOW DO I
GET STARTED?

If you want to be an actuary, start preparing now!

Follow
a college preparatory curriculum of high school classes
.

Take math classes every year
.

courses
such as statistics and
calculus.

Enroll
in computer science courses to develop your computer skills
.

Explore colleges and universities that offer actuarial science
curriculum
.

Look into scholarship opportunities.

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Among the college majors you might choose: actuarial science,
math, statistics, economics, business and finance.

Your equation for success should include the following courses:

-
finance

-
microeconomics and macroeconomics

-
calculus

-
linear
algebra

-
calculus
-
based
probability and statistics

-
actuarial science courses, as available

-
computer science courses

-

-
communication courses, such as speech, business writing and
technical writing

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HOW DO I
STAND OUT?

While you’re hitting the books, don’t forget to

Apply for scholarships. There are a number of scholarships open
exclusively to actuarial students.

Look for internship opportunities. An internship will give you a head
start on an actuarial career with relevant work experience.

Get involved with your
actuarial or math club
, if your school has one.

Talk to an actuary.

Start taking exams!

DIVERSITY

PROGRAMS…

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TO DO THIS,
WE ACTIVELY SUPPORT
:

Summer actuarial programs for high school students so students
can get comfortable with the profession.

Reimbursements for qualified minority students who pass either
of their first two exams.

Mentoring opportunities for those who want more guidance on
what it takes to be a professional in today’s economy.

Scholarship opportunities are available from the Actuarial
Foundation and other organizations.

FIND OUT
MORE…