How to become an Actuary

A guide on how to get into the greatest profession
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (196 ratings)
5,039 students
How to become an Actuary
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (196 ratings)
5,039 students
Understand the process of getting into the actuarial profession

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge is required

Description

Actuaries make financial sense of an uncertain future.


In this course we look at the following:

  1. What is an Actuary?

  2. Should you become an Actuary?

  3. What subjects at school should you choose?

  4. What university course should you enroll in?

  5. Which actuarial society should you join?

  6. How to get your first actuarial job

  7. Which actuarial subject should you specialize in?

  8. What is Work Based Skills?

  9. What is Continued Professional Development?

  10. How to start becoming an Actuary today

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in becoming an actuary

Course content

2 sections • 11 lectures • 1h 13m total length
  • What is an Actuary?
    03:12
  • Should you become an Actuary?
    05:23
  • Which School subjects to choose
    06:38
  • Which University course to choose
    09:04
  • Which Actuarial Society to join
    05:24
  • Getting your first Actuarial Job
    10:26
  • Which Subjects to Specialise in
    08:51
  • Understanding Work Based Skills
    07:07
  • Understanding Continued Professional Development
    04:32
  • Starting the Actuarial Journey right now
    03:51

Instructor

Actuary (FASSA/CERA)
Michael Jordan
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 655 Reviews
  • 7,290 Students
  • 19 Courses

Hi I'm MJ the Fellow Actuary. I've been making educational videos since 2013 on YouTube. I've passed all the actuarial exams and am here to help you do the same. I've majored in Mathematical Statistics and have published research in the South African Journal of Science on Artificial Intelligence. I've also done a Ted Talk on advanced studying methods. As your instructor my purpose is to make sure you understand every concept in these courses. If you get stuck with anything, send me a message, I'm here to help.