2. Actuary

money careersWhat 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.

Training Required:

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.

Median Salary:

$97,070

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