Do you want a career that’s low-stress? Well-regarded? Well compensated? These factors and more make the actuarial profession the best job in the United States, according to a recent report by CareerCast.com. It’s not an actuary’s first time on the list either – the career has frequently made the top five (including the number one spot) for several years running.
The report lists an actuary’s average salary at $94,209, but surveys conducted by actuarial recruiting firms show that salaries can rise to an average high of $489,000 for actuaries with credentials awarded by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and 20+ years’ experience.
So it’s no surprise that the CAS has seen enormous growth, with over 6,500 members to date (266 new Fellows and 453 new Associates in 2014 alone). Need further proof of the demand for CAS credentials? The organization has set new records at its past three exam sittings.
The CAS is committed to helping our CAS Student Central Members achieve this highly desired career as a property and casualty actuary. Make sure you take advantage of exclusive CAS Student Central resources such as skill-building tips, free webinars on topics designed specifically for you, and invitations to networking events to help you connect with casualty actuarial professionals.
Now when people ask what you’re doing after you graduate, you can say with pride, “I’m going into the #1 career in America.”