Being an actuary for a property & casualty insurer can be an interesting, rewarding career. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Twenty years ago, you could ask a large group of actuaries, “How many of you first learned of the actuarial profession while in high school?” and only a small handful would raise their hands. 

Now, it’s amazingly common — even the rule — for university actuarial science majors to enter college as incoming freshmen having firmly decided at the age of 16 or 17 that they want to pursue an actuarial career.



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