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hey they get hired by Noah

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What is the function of pension fund actuaries?

Actuaries are responsible for predicting future pension fund obligations and contributions; they also determine investment return requirements.


How much do actuaries earn?

$4.000 per month


What qualifications do you need to become an actuary?

Actuaries earn professional designations based on the organization they belong to and their status in the professional exam system. When an actuary has met certain professional educational standards by passing a series of exams, he or she achieves the designation of Associate. Actuaries who specialize in property and casualty practice receive the ACAS designation. It stands for Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Actuaries who practice in life, health, finance, investments or pensions receive the Associate of the Society of Actuaries, or ASA, designation. After achieving the Associate designation, the actuary can elect to continue to take exams to achieve the highest designation, Fellow. Casualty actuaries are Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society or FCAS. Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, or FSA, is the designation achieved by life, health, pension, finance and investment actuaries. Below are the different actuarial designations and organizations that grant them. Check out the actuarial alphabet. FCAS Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society ACAS Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society FSA Fellow of the Society of Actuaries ASA Associate of the Society of Actuaries MAAA Member of the American Academy of Actuaries FSPA Fellow of the American Society of Pension Actuaries MSPA Member of the American Society of Pension Actuaries FCA Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries MCA Member of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries ACA Associate of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries FCIA Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries EA Enrolled Actuary What skills are needed to be an actuary? Specialized math knowledge. Calculus, statistics, probability. Keen analytical, project management and problem solving skills. Good business sense. Finance, accounting, economics. Solid communication skills (oral & written). Strong computer skills. Word processing programs, spreadsheets, statistical analysis programs, database manipulation, programming languages. What talents are needed to be an actuary? Self-motivation Creativity Independence Ability to work with others Ambition In a nutshell, the abilities developed and honed by successful actuaries include an excellent business sense with a knowledge of finance, accounting and economics, keen analytical, project management, and problem solving skills, specialized math knowledge, strong computer skills, and solid written and oral communication skills. In addition, actuaries enjoy learning, like to solve complicated problems, enjoy writing and talking to people, can work effectively alone or as part of a team, are interested in a variety of historical, social, legislative, and political issues, and are self-motivated achievers.


What are the uses of probability?

The uses of probability could be for the lottery, black jack or, your math homework. Actuaries use probability factors to determine costs and risks. It is an entire science of its own and has a certification process. Insurance companies hire many actuaries to do probability calculations and create mortality tables.


Does an actuary or a heart surgeon earn more in the US?

A heart surgeon earns more than an actuary in general, however, many actuaries earn in excess of $110,000 once they obtain their fellowship plus they receive annual bonuses of 20% or more. It is a profession where the more experience and exams you pass, the higher your salary is. Visit the following website for accurate salary information for actuaries: http://www.dwsimpson.com/salary.html

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