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What can I do with...

...an actuarial science degree?

Confused about your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your actuarial science degree.

Sectors

 

Having chosen to study actuarial science, you might believe that you’re destined to spend your professional life crunching numbers, slowly eroding the buttons on your favourite calculator and creating incredibly complex mathematical models. However, your degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors...

Skills

 

Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but your actuarial science degree will also help you to develop a wealth of useful skills…

Advanced I.T. Skills

Microsoft office? Child’s play! You’ve got highly developed I.T. skills that’d run rings around the average schmuck.

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Commercial Awareness

You know the business world like the back of your hand. You can look at situations from a commercial perspective and use your business know-how to influence success.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.

Independence

You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Logic

You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.

Numeracy

Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.

Research

Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Teamwork

You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Occupations

 

By now you should be on the verge of finding a solution to your career confusion. If you’re not quite there yet, though, and need some more time, check out the different roles you could secure with your actuarial science degree…