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Life of an Actuary
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:02:00 pm »
Not sure if this is in the right place; mods feel free to move this thread to where you think it belongs.

I was wondering, what exactly does an actuary do, day in day out? What does the uni course entail? What pathway is recommended if one were to want to study it at Melb? How about at Monash? How do the two compare?

I've heard mixed opinions about Actuarial Studies....
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Re: Life of an Actuary
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 03:55:09 pm »
Not sure if it helps, but when I was considering the path, I had a read of these two:
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/oct/07/working-life-actuary
- http://www.beanactuary.org/why/?fa=day-in-the-life (can't remember if it was this exact page though)

The first one in particular is an interesting read. Apparently this forum has heaps of info too, but I only visited it briefly -> http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showpost.php?p=836143&postcount=16

(if anything, at least this bumps up your thread for the likes of TT, Tram etc.)