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Actuaries: A Career Guidance Course

This Actuaries course gives a fantastic introduction into the requirements for getting a job as an Actuary.
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  • 1 min on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
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Considered the number one job in the US for the past 2 years (in terms of salary) and with an expected job increase in the next 10 years, who wouldn't want to be an actuary?

Excellence in math, good leadership skills, and passing qualifying exams and just some of the things to consider before applying as an actuary. This course will assist and prepare the person seeking employment as an actuary by defining and giving an overview of what actuary is, give an idea of the workload and environment the candidate will be working in, including the kind of qualifying exams they should take.

Also included in this course are generally some assistance in preparing resumes and application forms, what to expect in interviews, and evaluating the job offer.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone seeking employment in the actuaries industry.
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What Will I Learn?
Learn about the definition, work environment, and employment as an actuary.
Learn about the pay and earnings, job outlook and similar occupations of an actuary.
Know the reasons to being an actuary.
Learn the typical work activities and career development as an actuary.
Know the top ways to get hired.
Preparing and applying for the job.
Learning how to evaluate a job offer.
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  • Knowledge of the English language
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 28 Lectures Collapse All 28 Lectures 01:48:26
Welcome to the Career Guidance Course
1 Lecture 01:24
Introduction to Actuaries (Part 1)
5 Lectures 27:36

This lecture will introduce and define actuaries.

Preview 03:05

This lecture will discuss the responsibilities and enumerate the qualities in what actuaries do.

Preview 07:37

This lecture will differentiate the training, licensure, qualifications and advancement opportunities involved as an actuary.

Training, Other Qualifications and Advancement

This lecture will discuss the work environemtn of an actuary.

Work Environment

This lecture will discuss the employment opportunities and growth as an actuary.


Quiz One
5 questions
Introduction to Actuaries (Part 2)
5 Lectures 15:13

This lecture will discuss some quick facts about being an actuary.

Quick Facts About Actuaries

This lecture will learn how one becomes an actuary.

How to Become an Actuary

This lecture will discuss how much an actuary earns.

Pay / Earnings

This lecture will discuss job outlooks as an actuary.

Job Outlook

This lecture will enumerate the different occupations similar to actuaries.

Similar Occupations

Quiz Two
5 questions
Employment in Actuaries
5 Lectures 08:58

This lecture will enumerate the different reasons in becoming an actuary.

Reasons to Consider Being an Actuary

This lecture will identify why actuary is the career for you.

Is This The Career for You?

This lecture will discuss the employment opportunities as an actuary.

Employment Opportunities

This lecture will discuss the typical work activities of an actuary.

Typical Work Activities

This lecture will discuss the development of an actuary career.

Career Development

Quiz Three
5 questions
Finding Actuary Jobs and Offers
2 Lectures 11:06

This lecture will discuss some tips on getting hired.

Ten Ways to Get Hired

This lecture will identify the different search methods in looking for a job.

Job Search Methods

Quiz Four
5 questions
Applying for a Actuary Jobs and Offers (Part 1)
6 Lectures 21:29
Applying for a Job: Introduction, Resumes and Application Forms

This lecture will discuss the first step in applying for a job: gathering information.

Applying for a Job: Gathering Information

This lecture will discuss the succeeding steps in applying for a job: choosing a format and cover letters.

Applying for a Job: Choosing a Format and Cover Letters

This lecture will discuss the succeeding steps in applying for a job: tips for writing an effective resume.

Applying for a Job: Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

This lecture will discuss the ways in preparing for a job interview.

Preparing for the Job Interview

This lecture will discuss the different ways in acing the job interview.

Acing the Interview

Quiz Five
5 questions
Applying for a Actuary Jobs and Offers (Part 2)
1 Lecture 09:05

This lecture will discuss on evaluating a job offer.

Evaluating a Job Offer

Quiz Six
5 questions
Course Resources
3 Lectures 00:35
Glossary of Terms
7 pages

This PDF file contains all the answers to all the quizzes in each section of this course.

Quiz Answer Sheet
6 pages

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Conclusion - Final Lecture
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