7. Actuary

careers that use statisticsJob Description:
An actuary assesses risk for an insurance company. This information is used to develop policies for clients or management strategies for businesses. The work may also involve the development of strategies for professionals to organize policies for homeowners, life, or health insurance.
Median Salary: $97,070
STEM Type: Investigator
Education Required:
A bachelor’s degree is required in math, actuary science, or statistics.
Recommended High School Courses:
As with all careers that use statistics, high school students should take all math courses available, together with computer science classes.