Best Career in 2007: Actuary

There is an article on U.S. News today about the Best Career in 2007. And guess what, Actuary is "one of the 25 professions that will be in growing demand as baby boomer age, the Internet becomes ubiquitous, and Americans seek richer, simpler lives."

The "A Day in the life" of a P&C actuary is pretty accurate. That's basically what I experienced during my internship with an auto insurance company.

There's also a mini-profile of Bob Beuerlein, the cheif actuary at AIG. I like the story that his mom bought the insurance that he designed at the backstage.

And finally there's a myth-buster about actuaries:

"Myth: Actuaries are mumbling number crunchers who simply massage figures all day. You'll do a lot of that, but you'll also need good communication skills, since you'll spend a fair amount of time managing employees and presenting complicated material to higher-ups. One number you won't mind crunching is your salary–it often reaches six figures."

Also checked out the most overrated careers. It's an interesting read.

As we all know, the grass is always greener. ;)

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