Actuary

What Actuaries Do

Actuaries use mathematical and statistical skills to find the probability of an event’s occurrence and its financial effects. Actuaries are employed by insurance companies to advise them financially.  

Standard Course of Study

Cost of Education

Approximately $29,664 in tuition and fees.


This doesn't include meal plans or housing. 

Projected Salary

$97,070 per year

$46.67 per hour

Where You Can Get a Job

  • Accountancy Firms
  • Insurance Companies and Consultancies
  • The government's Actuaries Department
  • Investment Banks
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Life Insurance Companies
  • Actuarial Consultancies

Scholarships

University Scholarships: 

  1. Wilson Scholars Program
    • Full institutional costs for eight semesters
    • Trips to conferences
    • Annual experiential scholarship of $2,500
  2. Chancellor's Scholars
      • Honors College only
      • Full institutional costs for eight semesters
      • Study abroad and trips on break

      General Scholarships: 

      1. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest
        • $1,500 for freshman year
        • Write an essay on distracted driving
      2. Acuity Training Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership
          • $1,000 for any undergraduate or graduate study
          • Make a 3-4 minute video on leadership and why leadership qualities are important in the workplce 

          Citations

          • https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions/276925-actuary-job-description

          •  http://www.howtobecome.com/how-to-become-an-actuary

          • https://www.cappex.com/colleges/Appalachian-State-University/tuition-and-costs

          • http://www.careercast.com/sites/default/files/actuary-600x400.jpg

          • http://www.appstate.edu/_images/_theme/asu-logo-white-600.png

          • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/ASU_Sanford_Mall_Winter.JPG

          • http://mathsci.appstate.edu/sites/mathsci.appstate.edu/files/2015-2016MAT%20106A%20%281%29.pdf

          •  http://generaleducation.appstate.edu/

          • http://studentaccounts.appstate.edu/tuition-and-fees

          •  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm

          •  http://efdreams.com/data_images/dreams/money/money-04.jpg

          • http://www.claitors.com/cfrupload/bls/www.bls.gov/ooh/images/15610.jpg

          •  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#scholarship3

          • https://scholarships.appstate.edu/scholarships/freshmen/chancellors-scholars

          • https://scholarships.appstate.edu/scholarships/freshmen/wilson-scholars-program

          •  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#scholarship2

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