Actuary Career Essay

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Being an actuary has been rated in the top jobs for many decades in a row now. But still few know what an actuary is or that the profession even exists. The reason it is so small and so sought after if the difficulty in being one. Being a good actuary require a lot of time dedication to learning and a superior intellect that few have in the area of math. I was much like the general population, unsure of what an actuary was until my junior year of high school. It was at that point that an actuary came and gave a presentation at my school. The presentation was about academics in general and never referenced actuarial science. I talked to him after since he said he did a lot of math and I asked him more about the profession. As he talked I felt…show more content…
The only line that I didn’t agree with was “The Actuary shall not refuse to consult or cooperate with the prospective new or additional actuary based upon unresolved compensation issues” (American Academy of Actuaries, 2000). This was in context of having to work for a firm or company that hired you as an individual actuary. So it states that once you begin work that, unless you have a contract with them, you cannot stop working or refuse to work for them based on the fact that they will not pay you. To me it seems logical that if they refuse to pay you, than you should not have to work for them. With that being said, I will have to make sure that I have a contract with a clause regarding that before I do any work as a consulting…show more content…
I will be able to push myself in this profession and will be able to utilize my strengths while also minimizing the contact with my weakness while I learn to overcome them. As an actuary I feel as though I will be best able to serve my community as I will be making full use of the talents I have while not having to compromise on my
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