I'm considering becoming an actuary, just a few things that are holding me back:

1) What sort of maths is it? I love pure maths, but I hate statistics. If it's maths like calculus, differential equations and linear algebra, then I would love the course, but if it's all statistics and financial maths (like calculating interest), then I will probably lose interest very quickly.

2) How much money can I make whilst I'm at university? And how long does the university course go for? I don't want to be stuck at my parent's house for the next 10 years. I intend to move out before I turn 21 (possibly even next year), so I'll need to be able to support myself whilst studying.

3) What is job security like? If I get the job, am I likely to keep it? Will the salary still be high in a few decades? Will actuaries still be highly sought after in the future?