What They Do:
As an actuary, you assess risk and work with clients and companies to develop strategies for insurance, for example. You think strategically and see things that others might not.
STEM Type: Investigator
Investigators gather information about situations, evaluate it, and put together a plan of action. They typically have strong math skills and often work with computers. Communication and collaboration are key with many investigative careers.
Schools such as Aurora University, Georgia State University, and The University of Texas at Dallas have programs that lead to a bachelor’s degree in math, actuarial science, and statistics, which is a great place to start. If you want to work as an actuary, you’ll also need to get certification after you complete your degree.